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WYCC Part-Time Associate Producer (Temporary)

WYCC Associate Producer (Part-Time/Temporary)

Kennedy-King College is seeking an Associate Producer I - Part Time (Temporary).

Kennedy-King is one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), which is improving student outcomes and ensuring greater academic and career success as part of Reinvention 7, a seven-year educational reform initiative.

Kennedy-King College, located at Halsted and 63rd streets on Chicago s South Side, serves more than 10,000 students in college credit, adult education, and continuing education courses. Kennedy-King is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kennedy-King offers accessible and affordable, high-quality education to a diverse and vibrant student population. The Washburne Culinary Arts and Hospitality College to Careers (C2C) program is based at Kennedy-King. The popular C2C program features world-class kitchens and two fine dining restaurants the Parrot Cage, located within the South Shore Cultural Center, at 7059 South Shore Dr.; and Sikia, located on KKC s main campus, at 740 W. 63rd St. The restaurants provide on-the-job training for students planning to pursue culinary careers upon graduation and for those seeking advanced culinary arts degrees.

Kennedy-King College's campus also is home to WYCC-PBS Television and WKKC 89.3 FM radio station. Courses are also offered at Dawson Technical Institute, 3901 S. State Street, an occupational training center offering certificate and degree programs in various areas of construction.

- Assists in the development, research and writing of intellectual and creative content for various uses as determined by WYCC.
- Writes intellectual and creative content for programs in production at WYCC studios. Schedules and interviews subject matter experts for background and factual information. Conducts research on internet, at libraries, museums, historical archives and similar facilities.
- Accompanies staff Videographers to locations where video will be recorded and used in the production of packages and stories for broadcast, clients and City Colleges.
- Scans documents, logs footage and duplicates DVD s for inclusion in video packages for broadcast, clients and City Colleges.
- Provides content for WYCC.org and updates accordingly.
- Directs video editing sessions to ensure that production goals set by supervisors are met. Tasks include, but are not limited to time, picture and audio quality, subject matter and tone/mood of final product.
- Performs various duties as needed for WYCC events and productions, both broadcast and non-broadcast, including directing people to seats in a theatre, helping staff booths at trade shows, carrying equipment to video locations and other similar tasks during scheduled hours.
- Provides graphics, marketing and web site support for specialized assignments.
- Provides clerical and front office duties as assigned.
- Performs additional related assignments made by the Senior Producer.

- A Bachelors degree in Television Production, Theater, Communication, Journalism, English or other appropriate field. Masters degree preferred. A combination of education and experience may be taken into consideration based on the applicant's credentials.
- Two years of experience producing, writing, and producing video or web projects.
- Working knowledge of broadcast equipment, word processing programs, spreadsheet usage, and general computer skills.
- Knowledge of FCC regulations & federal/state laws governing broadcasting.
- Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
- Demonstrated ability to use the internet for research.
- Excellent organizational skills.

Apply online HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the posting please contact HR Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

WMAQ-TV Director/Assoc. Dir./Stage Manager

Director/Assoc. Dir./Stage Manager - NBC 5 Chicago

The DGA-represented Director/AD at WMAQ-TV, NBCUniversal in Chicago, is responsible for the direction of live or recorded on-air broadcast presentation of the station's news and special programs.

- Minimum of 2 years of Director experience directing, associate directing and stage managing news and local programming at a major market station.
- Minimum of 2 years as a stage manager and assistant director.
- Minimum 1 year experience working with automation in the broadcast field.
- Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends and overtime as scheduled.
- Must be a member in good standing of the DGA (Directors Guild of America) union.

- Must be a current DGA union member in good standing or will be required to join the union if not currently a member.
- Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL.
- Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:
- Bachelor's Degree in TV/Radio, TV Production or related field.
- Familiar with Dalet News room system.
- Strong leadership and supervisory skills with an energetic and proactive approach.
- Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure and in situations requiring last-minute decisions on a daily basis.
- Excellent communicator, contributor and team player.

Apply HERE.

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. It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Producer - Chicago's Best TV

"Chicago's Best" (Oak Brook Productions) Producer

Oak Brook Productions seeks a highly-motivated lead producer for the "Chicago's Best" TV show in Chicago. "Chicago's Best" is WGN-TV's hit food and entertainment program airing Sunday nights at 10:00pm.

The ideal candidate must bring a creative approach to story-telling, strong writing and organizational skills, and the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously from concept to completion. The producer will manage all facets of planning and TV production for "Chicago's Best" -- including being the lead on sponsorships within the program. The producer will be in charge of the show's various social media channels and helping to interact with our fan base.

Knowledge of Chicago's food and restaurant industry is a must. Significant experience as a television producer and skill with Final Cut Pro editing is required. Candidate must have the ability to work evenings.

If interested apply online HERE or send cover letter & resume to:

WGN-TV/OBP Human Resources Department
2501 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618
Fax: 773-528-1387

Equal Opportunity Employer

WGN-TV Morning News Segment Producer

WGN-TV Morning News Segment Producer

Looking for creative, self-starting individual for cutting edge, fun Morning News Show. Would be responsible for generating ideas and coordinating segments. Includes identifying a good segment, taking it from idea through execution on-air. May be required to coach and collaborate with contributors and on-air talent.

Strong phone and people skills, a must. Experience needed in working well with the public and public relations representatives. Some early morning hours needed to handle guests for live broadcasts. Use of social media to generate viewer engagement is critical.

College degree in journalism or equivalent and at least 5 years major market broadcast experience required. Knowledge of Chicago, a plus.

If interested apply online HERE or send cover letter & resume to:

WGN-TV Human Resources Department
2501 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618
Fax: 773-528-1387

Equal Opportunity Employer

Digity Promotions Assistant

Digity SW Cluster Promotions Assistant (Part-Time)

Digity South West (98.3 WCCQ, QRock 100.7, Star 96.7, and 1340 WJOL - all located in Crest Hill, IL) Is looking for a part-time Promotions Assistant that is fun, creative, energetic, passionate person to assist the Promotions Department in executing on site remotes/appearances and help out with the organization and fulfillment of on-air and on-line giveaways.

Degree/certification in radio marketing/broadcasting is required.
Entry level position that will require early morning, late night, holiday and weekend hours.
*Must have a clean driving record.

If you meet these requirements and more then, please send your cover letter and resume to:
Dan Waddick, Promotions Director -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. .


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."

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.

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!