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News Anchor/Reporter , WMAQ-TV


Chicago, IL
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title News Anchor/Reporter , WMAQ-TV

Jobid 23768-344135

Location: Chicago, IL, 60664, USA

Description **Job Number** 29285BR

**Job Title** News Anchor/Reporter , WMAQ-TV

**Business Segment** Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

**Sub-Business** NBCUOTS - WMAQ

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Illinois

**City** Chicago


WMAQ-TV is the NBCUniversal station in Chicago and is looking for a News Reporter and Anchor responsible for gathering and preparing news information for on-air broadcast functioning as a news segment reporter or on-set anchor as assigned. Assignments include preparing stories for broadcast on the station’s web site or other digital platform as assigned.


+ Covers news stories as assigned by the Local News Department management and reports the facts on the station's newscasts, recorded programs and/or during other live broadcasts, either in the studio or out on location.

+ Edits or supervises the editing of video used in conjunction with news stories and programs.

+ Writes scripts, lead-ins, cues and bridges as requested by supervisor.

+ Will make appearances before social and civic groups, schools and colleges on behalf of the station.



+ Minimum 3 years of on-air television experience covering News as a TV Reporter and/or a News Anchor

+ Minimum 4-year college degree in Journalism, Communications or related broadcast field

+ Able to travel, work longer hours with short notice and work varied schedules during the week and weekends when necessary.ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

+ Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

+ Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

+ This is an AFTRA-union represented position and union membership will be required upon hire if not currently a member.

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered for this position

**Desired Characteristics**

+ Knowledge of Chicago area and Chicago-area news, events, government and communities

+ Well versed in a wide variety of subjects to include local, state and national affairs

+ Ability to communicate on-air effectively during live broadcasts, fast-changing news environments, special events and breaking news, maintaining confidence, composure and credibility at all times

+ Ability to write television news copy combining the script with pictorial content

+ Ability to edit video

+ Ability to communicate with and work well with people under constant pressure of deadlines

+ Ability to make sound News judgments and decisions regarding news stories with the highest integrity and ability to verify facts and information

+ Ability to proudly represent the station at community events as an emcee or participant when requested

+ Excellent interviewing skills for newsgathering

+ Able to handle working efficiently under the pressure of intense deadlines on a regular basis

+ Excellent computer skills and ability to work with a variety of computer graphics applications for News as well as MS applications.

+ Work well and productively within a strong team environment

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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