Job: TV news producer on a connected TV application

ABC7 Chicago’s No. 1 news is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and creative producer to help create next-generation newscasts.

job description

We are looking for a versatile producer with experience and vision who will launch live daily news programs for the ABC7 Chicago streaming channel. The producer will identify interesting ways to create high-impact content for digital platforms. The ideal candidate should have strong news judgment and be aggressive when it comes to covering breaking news. The successful candidate will have strong writing, communication and organizational skills. The person must be versatile and will be expected to book and conduct interviews, write, film, edit and publish content. Must be able to work unpredictable hours and work under pressure of deadlines, and new tasks may be assigned as the position evolves. The ability to connect with our local community and understand the important issues facing Chicago is a must.


  • Create quick and visually compelling daily newsletters; manage all aspects of the show
  • Presenting story ideas on a daily basis
  • Booking guests and creating relevant feature segments
  • Communicate with reporters about the direction and format of their stories.
  • Create graphics and desktop publishing
  • Communicate well with others in the newsroom when creating programs; collaborate with the digital team
  • Basic qualities:

  • Minimum of 3 years of production experience at a local news station
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadline pressure and work in a fast-paced, fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented with strong editorial and production skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate consistent use of social media in all parts of creating a newscast, from story selection to on-air presentation
  • Must be able to work flexible hours (including nights, overnights, holidays) and adaptable to change
  • Education:

    Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Journalism, Media, Film, etc.)

    Additional information:

    This is a position represented by NABET.

    To apply, please log on to: and search for Job ID: 871366BR or use the link:

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