- Sports Content Producer, NBC 5 Chicago

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Sports Content Producer, NBC 5 Chicago


Sports Content Producer, NBC 5 Chicago

• Emerging Level


WMAQ-TV, NBC Chicago has an opportunity to work in our newsroom producing engaging sports segments and stories for broadcast.

Category Digital Media  Editor  Producers  Social Media  Video Editor  Writers 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 02, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

WMAQ-TV, NBC Chicago has an opportunity to work in our newsroom producing engaging sports segments and stories for broadcast. Here you will:
  • Work closely with the Platform Managers, Daypart Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors to produce nightly sportscasts for WMAQ-TV newscasts
  • Work with the sports production team and management at NBC Sports Chicago to coordinate coverage and content
  • Assist and produce weekly “Sports Sunday” program and other periodic sports specials
  • Write, review, and approve talent scripts
  • Log games and edit highlights and interviews for use online and on air
  • Set up, record and monitor zoom interviews and press conferences at varying times of day
  • Create and approve graphics for sports segments
  • Participate in editorial planning sessions and provide creative story ideas
  • Add content to our digital and social platforms in conjunction with our dedicated digital content team
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
We are looking for an individual who will bring a strong sense of story and compelling visual style with a bachelor’s degree (or higher). In addition:
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with sports writing, producing, and desktop editing across multiple platforms and social media
  • Must be willing and able to regularly work weekends, longer hours and varying shifts as assigned and when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines
To qualify you must:
  • Have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Be willing to work in Chicago, IL
  • Submit a resume/CV through to be considered for this position
At NBC we love to have diversity at the workplace and encourage our employees to have a variety of skills. We would highly value if you have the following characteristics:
  • In-depth knowledge of Chicago-area sports teams
  • Experience line producing within a rundown
  • Ability to operate in the control room
  • Non-linear desktop editing experience 
  • Strong writer with the ability to converse with common sports terminology
  • Able to use social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to monitor breaking sports news and implement components into daily shows
  • Must have willingness to work non-traditional hours/days, including weekends and holidays 
  • Ability to travel as required, including field producing as needed
  • Previous experience working in a local TV sports department preferred

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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