Producer, Windy City Live
Disney ABC Television GroupChicago, IL
Full Time Job
Chicago's #1 television station is looking for a producer to join a small team of hard working, well-connected creatives who bring a ton of energy and smarts to the party. Windy City LIVE is a one-hour studio-based local show with a LIVE audience. The popular program features topical news, pop culture, celebrity guests and regular features. WCL is showcased across the three screens (TV, Internet, smart phones) and has the largest social media following of any local television program in the country.
Create ideas for compelling, entertaining & local segments and full-hour themed shows; research guests/topics; develop content, questions and conduct guest pre-interviews. Prep hosts for shows. Managing daily workload while planning for shows down the road is part of the responsibility of a WCL producer. Candidate will also be asked to re-purpose daily content for some of our digital & national streams / initiatives.
Must wear many hats, bringing multiple skill-sets to the effort. Strong research capabilities and resourcefulness an absolute must. Solid organizational skills and concentration to detail critical. Great planners and time-managers. Candidate must be able to lay out an entire show from start to finish and have guests / segments that reflect living in Chicago with a focus on Chicago issues, lifestyle, parenting, entertainment etc…
Good editorial judgement, ability to prioritize and work on tight deadlines are a must. At least three years of LIVE TV experience are required. Although rare, working some weekends and holidays may be required. Non-linear editing & working knowledge of DSLR camera is also preferred.
No phone calls please.
About Disney ABC Television Group:
Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, DATG offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, DATG includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney ABC Television Group.
WLS Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.