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Associate Producer, WLS – Chicago
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Associate Producer, WLS – Chicago

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Producers

Summary

Job Summary: ABC 7 Chicago, WLS Television, an ABC/Disney owned television station and Chicago’s #1 television station is looking for a highly motivated Associate Producer to produce compelling stories and provide support to our local programming team. The ideal candidate comes with a can-do attitude and the ability to find and craft compelling stories – both short form and long form. We value team-first players who bring value to every aspect of the production process and can help coordinate/execute field shoots and live programming events. We need someone who is efficient, organized, can communicate effectively and can get things done in a face-paced work environment. This is NOT an entry level position. We need someone who can handle pre-interviews, writing, producing, shooting, editing and is willing to challenge themselves in all areas of the storytelling and production process.

Category Associate Producer 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Job Summary:
ABC 7 Chicago, WLS Television, an ABC/Disney owned television station and Chicago’s #1 television station is looking for a highly motivated Associate Producer to produce compelling stories and provide support to our local programming team.

The ideal candidate comes with a can-do attitude and the ability to find and craft compelling stories – both short form and long form. We value team-first players who bring value to every aspect of the production process and can help coordinate/execute field shoots and live programming events. We need someone who is efficient, organized, can communicate effectively and can get things done in a face-paced work environment.

This is NOT an entry level position. We need someone who can handle pre-interviews, writing, producing, shooting, editing and is willing to challenge themselves in all areas of the storytelling and production process.
Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and produce field shoots and live events (both the pre and post-production process), ability to shoot and edit stories as needed.
  • Pre-interviews, script writing, graphics coordination, video rights & clearances and logistics for story/event productions.
  • Research, pitch and find original Chicago-centric stories with a wide audience appeal.
  • Go-between programming department graphics, sales and news departments.
  • Proven track record of being a team player with a history of creative problem solving and the ability to bring fresh ideas to the table.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years of field and/or production experience in the television industry
  • Must have the proven ability to take a story from concept to completion, including researching, interviewing, producing, writing, shooting and editing.
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in
  • Experience performing well under pressure
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule. Some weekends will be required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to edit using Adobe Premiere preferred
  • Adobe suite proficiency preferred
  • Ability to shoot video using prosumer and DSLR cameras
  • Dalet experience a plus
Preferred Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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