News Writer

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Chicago, IL – The Writer is responsible for all aspects of writing for WGN News Broadcasts.


Responsibilities:
Writing stories and teases; writing for on-air and on-line; working with reporters and photographers in the field; desk-top video editing; reviewing feed tapes; posting text and video to the internet; and gathering information on late stories. In addition to writing to the video and graphics available, the Writer will contribute creative ideas for broadcasts and websites.

Requirements:
•Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience as a writer or producer of television news broadcasts.
•They must have a college degree in Journalism or Mass Communications, or significant related experience.
•Applicants must demonstrate a facility with language and a writing style that is designed to be off-the-cuff and fun, yet authoritative and credible.
•Strong writing, video, news judgment, and internet skills are essential.
•Applicants must possess the ability to work well under pressure, work well with others, and be available to work flexible hours including extremely early mornings and weekends.

Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to:
WGN-TV Human Resources Department
2501 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618
Fax: 773-528-1387


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