Job: Daily Hire Digital Producer

WLS-TV, the ABC owned station located in Chicago, Illinois is seeking a Daily Hire Producer/Writer for the digital department.

Job Summary:
ABC 7 Chicago's #1 news Chicago is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, and tech-savvy candidate to join the Digital Team as a Daily Hire producer. ABC 7 Chicago covers the local and national news stories of the day and how those stories impact local communities.

-Timely posting of local and national news on all digital platforms, including but not limited to websites, apps and social media
-Work with news managers, assignment editors and talent to coordinate on-air and online news coverage
-Execute special projects for various station departments, including sales, marketing and community affairs
-Execute synergy requests from the station group and the Disney company
-Curate digital content for all of ABC 7 Chicago's digital platforms, including but not limited to website, news app, streaming app and social media
-React and respond to breaking news quickly and accurately
-Identify compelling stories that will resonate with our diverse audiences

-Must demonstrate good writing, editing and headline skills
-Ability to multi-task and prioritize
-Monitor analytics in real time to assess the effectiveness of content presentation and adjust as necessary
-Develop strong working relationship with other departments while displaying empathy and inclusion
-Using SEO (search engine optimization) to increase unique visitors and video starts

Required Qualifications:
-Available to work flexible hours, including overnights, weekends, and
-Strong editorial skills and good news judgement
-Excellent communication and writing skills
-Proven ability to multitask and thrive in a high pressure news environment
-Strong independent worker, as well as a team player
-Proficient in AP Style
-Solid knowledge of basic HTML
-Ability to shoot and edit video using Adobe Premiere a plus

Additional Information:
To apply, please log on to: and search for Requisition ID # 941490BR

Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Reporting Location - Chicago, IL
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