WGN News Writer

Employer WGN-TV
Location Chicago, IL
Type Full time
Apply by Not specified
Posted on May 8, 2024


WGN-TV is looking for a full-time writer for our newscasts.


  • Write stories and edit video for broadcast
  • Manage live shots and work with reporters and photographers to file content into show rundowns
  • Order and file graphics including lower thirds and fullscreens
  • Assist producers in other areas as needed
  • May be asked to line produce on a fill-in basis

Requirements and Skills:

  • Two (2) years of experience as a writer or producer of television news broadcasts
  • College degree in Journalism or Mass Communications, or related experience
  • Must have strong writing skills and news judgment
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
  • Required to join the IBEW union

Additional Information:
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit Nexstar.tv.

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