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Media Positions Available

A special section for media companies seeking Chicago-area media professionals to fill a need within their organization. Ads may be open or blind.

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WCGO Board Operator

1590 WCGO-AM Part-Time Board Operator

WCGO Radio in Evanston is seeking a board operator. Afternoon hours available, but could lead to more.

Please send resumes to Chuck Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

EOE.

Illinois Policy Institute - Manager of Media Relations

Relationship Minded Manager of Media Relations (Full-Time)

The Illinois Policy Institute seeks a Manager of Media Relations to join its robust Media Relations operation. This position is based in Chicago, which is the third-largest media market in the U.S. The Manager of Media Relations will have the opportunity to work on a full-service, professional media relations operation that regularly places experts in Chicago and national news outlets.

The Manager of Media Relations will be responsible for managing and growing the Institute's relationships with Illinois-based and national media, which includes radio, newspaper, TV and online news outlets. This person must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, knows or can quickly get to know the Illinois media landscape, and who can juggle multiple requests from news outlets at a time. The person who fills this role must be equally passionate about news and liberty. The ideal candidate recognizes that the news never sleeps, and possesses a natural enthusiasm for following all things news, politics and policy -- on or off the job.

This position is not a fit for journalism "refugees" who are seeking to exit the news industry in pursuit of a bigger paycheck or a 9-5 desk job. The person who fills this role must have a deep passion and interest in news and in liberty, and must view this position as an opportunity to play a new and exciting role in the news industry – not outside of it. The right candidate will be prepared to work with the same rigor and on the same news schedule as working journalists.

The Manager of Media Relations will report to the VP, Communications.

Responsibilities will include:
- Building relationships with the media, including strengthening existing Institute relationships and developing new relationships
- Assisting the VP of Communications in developing an integrated marketing communications plan for the Institute
- Copyediting Institute products, including press releases, newsletters and policy papers
- Maintaining all appropriate media contact lists and databases
- Placing opinion pieces and articles with top-level print outlets and securing interviews with staff on leading television and radio shows
- Writing/blogging for the Institute when appropriate
- Ensuring that Institute’s media resonance is properly tracked and measured
- Assisting with daily written and oral communication to media and general public
- Fielding phone calls from the media; pitching and booking interviews
- Tracking, updating and archiving all media coverage

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
- 3+ years related experience in communications, media relations, journalism, or public relations
- Superb written and oral communication skills, as well as editing skills
- Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and follow through
- Solid understanding of the news cycle and how to effectively interact with reporters, editors and program directors
- High sense of urgency
- A commitment to the principles of limited government, personal responsibility and free enterprise
- Experience communicating about public policy issues preferred
- Some experience in a nonprofit and/or political setting preferred, but not required
- Illinois ties welcome, but not required
- A bachelor's degree
- Passion for news, politics and free market policy
- Proficiency in AP Style
- Experience using media monitoring and/or social media platforms
- Willingness to travel to build personal relationships with members of the media and represent the Institute at press events or organizational events.

To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file:
- Resume
- Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in this position/mission of the organization and your salary requirements
- Writing sample that demonstrates your ability to communicate policy issues in a compelling manner

Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All materials should be sent in one PDF file with your name in the file name.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

WGN-TV Regional Sale Manager

Manager of Regional Sales

WGN is seeking someone to act as Manager of Regional Sales for WGN-TV working in conjunction with national representative offices with the responsibility to maximize all national or regional sales revenue ensuring all financial goals are being met while developing and maintaining relationships with clients.

Participates in the development of a planning process that produces acceptable operating plans and budgets for the Department for submission to the Sales Director. Recommends to the Director of Sales the organizational structure and staffing needed to execute the operating plans of the division. To provide an environment that supports the management philosophy of the organization and that provides leadership to employees in contributing to the success of the organization. Assures the periodic comparison of performance/results against established standards/objectives so that corrective actions are taken to ensure that total results are in line with total objectives. Assists the various national representative (rep) firms through on-going evaluation of various areas including revenue growth, share increases, success at selling specials, pre-and-post-sell efforts, and attention to buyers' and Stations' needs. Develops sales goals and strategies to effectively meet those goals. Assists rep firms in preparing sales presentations of major events and specials by gathering data from various station sources and overseeing preparation and presentation. Packages available airtime, decides rates to be charged using Station’s commercial rate card as a guide and sell to national buyers. Develops and maintains direct relationship with agencies and clients to promote the Station. Supervises national sales assistant and assists in the training and developing of Station and rep firm sales personnel. Decisions directly affect the station's ability to meet the station’s revenue and market share goals and impact the station's image in the advertising community. Works under the general direction of the Director of Sales. Works on a day to day basis with station sales staff as well as national representative sales staff and management; has frequent telephone contact with sales reps, agencies and clients; and visits rep firm offices on a regular basis.

Requires bachelor's degree in advertising or marketing or equivalent related experience. Requires analytical and technical skills to analyze the markets, package, price, and sell available airtime. Must demonstrate knowledge of sales, research and agency operations to train, motivate, direct and evaluate the performance of staff and rep firm. Requires a thorough knowledge of the ratings strategies of each station and competing rep firms in the national markets. Must demonstrate effective negotiation, oral and written communication skills to communicate with and influence internal and external contacts. Requires the ability to analyze the market, set rates and direct national sales activity to meet established financial goals and market share. Requires ability to analyze the market, set rates and direct national sales activity to meet established financial goals and market share. Requires ability to effectively direct and influence national sales activity to get the best performance for the station. Typically requires three to five years experience in television sales with three or more years in a major market. Must be able to travel extensively to visit clients.

If interested, send cover letter/resume to:
WGN-TV Human Resources Department
2501 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618

Fax: 773-528-1387

To apply On-line: Please go to www.tribjobs.com, click on the Job Search link and search for keywords "Regional Sales Manager."

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Equal Opportunity Employer

WSPY Radio Sales Manager

WSPY Radio of Fox Valley (Plano) seeks a Radio Sales Manager

WSPY-FM is a local radio station serving the Illinois Fox Valley for 40 years with live and local news, weather, sports and information and music. We are the only radio station located in the Southern Fox Valley serving approximately 150,000 citizens. We offer our audiences compelling and interesting local content they can't get anywhere else.

The qualified candidate must have a proven background of success with at least 5 years experience selling local direct media and managing and training a sales team of professionals.

This position requires that you take an active role in leading new business development and implementing innovative selling and training initiatives among our cluster of radio, print and digital platforms. You must be able to lead and build a talented sales force that sells advertising on WSPY radio, print, and our associated Digital websites.

Please send your resume to General Manager Beth Pierre at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WSPY is an equal opportunity employer.

22nd Century Media Assistant Editor

Multi-talented assistant editor (Northbrook)

22nd Century Media, a publishing company with 12 titles in the Chicago suburbs and one in Malibu, Calif., has a full-time opportunity for an assistant editor to join its rapidly growing Northbrook team, which will launch its sixth paper in September.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working in an entrepreneurial, open and fast-paced environment.

Primary responsibilities include: helping plan weekly newspapers consisting of news, life and arts, and sports sections; covering local events and meetings; photography; producing compilation features such as a community calendar, obits and police reports; and working with a team of editors and freelancers to deliver hyper-local news on a daily basis.

Copy-editing skills and vast knowledge of AP Style and grammar are a must.

The ideal candidate for this position will be detail-oriented, a team player, energetic and have a creative mindset. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite and Adobe InCopy. Previous newsroom experience is preferred. A four-year journalism degree from an accredited college or university is required.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a copy of your resume and three (3) writing samples at your earliest convenience to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

No phone calls please.
EOE.
22ndCenturyMedia.com

Cumulus Chicago Web Designer (Full-Time)

Full-Time Web Designer - Digital Department (Chicago Market)

Cumulus Objective:
We're looking for a well-rounded individual who is creative, organized, and self-motivated… Someone eager for the opportunity to work in the exciting and fast-paced world of Chicago radio.

Job Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the following departments: Digital, Sales, Promotions, Programming
- Design graphics for web pages, banner ads, and other website assets
- Create content and web pages using our existing content management system (CMS)
- Add new content to existing web pages
- Create weekly email newsletters (using existing newsletter template)
- Occasionally help take video/photos at larger station events
- Occasionally help the in-house Graphic Designer with print materials

Job Qualifications:
- First and foremost, this individual must have strong graphic design skills
- Thorough knowledge of HTML and CSS
- Strong organizational skills to manage a variety of projects
- Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver
- Familiarity/experience with photography and video
- Familiarity/experience with Final Cut and After Effects

Web Designer - Digital Department for:
- WLUP-FM (Classic Rock)
- WKQX-FM (Alternative Rock)
- WLS-AM (News/Talk)
- WLS-FM (Classic Hits)

If interested, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please reference the following in your cover letter: Hiring Manager and where you saw this job posting.

EOE

NCTV17 Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist (Part-Time)

Part-Time News Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist - Naperville Community Television

NCTV17, an award-winning community television station in the western suburbs, is looking for a part-time Multi-Media Journalist to join their news team. This position is a great opportunity for eager reporters to hit the ground running and gain valuable experience in the fifth largest city in Illinois.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Shoot, write, and edit news stories for both air and NCTV17.com
- Cultivate stories important to our Naperville viewers
- Create interesting social media content across many platforms including Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube
- Attend Monday morning reporter meetings
- Able to work under tight deadlines
- Respond to breaking news situations
- Create meaningful relationships with local sources and community leaders
- Able to produce stories start to finish as a One-Man-Band

Qualifications:
- Strong editing skills on Adobe Premiere or other comparable editing software
- Strong camera skills
- can shoot own package
- Strong news judgment
- Story telling skills
- Organization and task management
- Able to work up to 25 hours per week including two weekends per month
- Has 1-3 years of professional experience
- Has a strong passion for news, stories assigned, and the community you cover
- BS/BA in Journalism/Communications/Broadcast
- Flexibility in respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts

Local candidates preferred. No allowance for re-location.

Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter, and demo reel to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please put job title in subject line. No phone calls.

Shaw Media Seeking Reporter

Shaw Media Seeking Reporter

Suburban Life Media is looking for a reporter to join our award-winning staff. Based in Downers Grove, Suburban Life is publisher of 20 weekly newspapers that serve Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will counties.

This reporter will be expected to cover breaking news, features and meetings for our print and online editions. Our reporters are expected to generate their own story ideas and field assignments from editors.

We are looking for a someone who can tell the stories that help our readers understand why these events and people are important to their lives. Ability to shoot photographs and video when necessary is needed, as is an understanding of the importance of the Web and mobile in serving our audience.

At least one year of professional experience is preferred, but recent graduates with outstanding internship experience are encouraged to apply. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar required, as is ability to write clear, concise copy. Must have a valid drivers license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.

Shaw Media offers an extensive benefit package.

Please send a cover letter that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or apply online HERE.

Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer.
Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.
This posting may not include all duties of the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer

WGN News Producer/Director

Producer/Director - WGN-TV

Direct live and recorded programs for afternoon/evening news. Supervise on-air talent, technicians, stage crew, floor directors assigned to a production. Must have in-depth knowledge of studio, remote broadcast equipment including automated servers, graphics systems and non-linear Newsroom Production systems. Responsibilities include graphic and video assignments, camera blocking, setting and cuing remotes and timing segments. Will also work occasional shifts on the morning and midday news, as well as coordinating sports telecasts.

Bachelor's Degree in Communications or related field preferred. Three to five years television broadcasting experience in producing and directing programs preferably News. Must be willing to work mornings, weekends and holidays.

If interested apply online or send resume and cover letter to:
WGN-TV Human Resources Department
2501 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618
Fax: 773-528-1387

Equal Opportunity Employer

B96 Board Operator

WBBM-FM Board Operator (Part-Time)

CBS Radio, WBBM-FM/B96 Chicago is hiring for a Part Time Board Operator.

Candidates must be reliable, dependable, and able to work evening/night hours. In this position, you are responsible for producing all on-air transmissions, including running the station control board, following station format, arranging and playing commercials and IDs according to the program and commercial logs, and following applicable laws and FCC regulations. In addition, you may help administer contests, answer listener phone calls, take meter readings, conduct EAS test. This is a critical role in the on-air execution of the station.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must have prior radio experience and be familiar with control room operations. The right candidate will be a team player, be computer savvy, and have the flexibility to work different shirts, if required. Audio Vault experience a plus.

Apply online HERE.

CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits, and urban formats, among others. Reaching nearly 70 million unique over-the-air listeners on a weekly basis, the division operates 126 radio stations across 27 markets, including all of the Top 10. The overall mix of each radio station's programming is designed to fit the station's specific format and serve its local community. Carson Daly, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, Mike Francesa, Danny Bonaduce, Kevin and Bean and Ryan Cameron are among the most popular talent on CBS RADIO stations across the country.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

CRM Website Information

The Chicagoland Radio & Media website (abbreviated as CRM) is a celebration of all things relating to Chicago-area media matters. CRM is a news source, a location for fans to voice their opinions, and an online museum of Chicago media's past and present, with a hopeful eye to its future. For the visitors, readers, and fans of the website, CRM is a both a resource and a release, both educational and an escape, and both factual and fun.

If it has a connection to Chicago area radio, television, print, and/or other forms of media -- information on it can be found here at ChicagolandRadioAndMedia.com!