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Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution WLS - Anchor/Reporter in Chicago, Illinois

ABC7/WLS, the ABC Owned Television station in Chicago, IL has an opening for a collaborative anchor/reporter who is responsible for taking ownership of, and working with producers and reporters/colleagues to craft high impact content on linear and digital platforms. The candidate also sets the tone for teamwork and excellence within the station and across the station group. The anchor/reporter is an empathetic and ethical news leader who is committed to uncovering and reporting the facts, and with integrity above all else. He or she must be a team player, compelling journalist, and inclusive storyteller with the ability to authentically engage and connect with a diverse audience. Additionally, the anchor/reporter must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility journalists have to, and with, the communities they serve. This position will anchor four hours of news each Saturday and Sunday morning and report three days a week.

ABC7 is committed to recruiting and retaining employees who reflect the communities we serve, at all levels of the company. We expect our employees to have a high degree of ethics and a strong ability to work on a team while displaying empathy and inclusion. We also strive to create content that authentically engages and connects with our diverse audience.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of three years of TV news experience as an anchor / reporter

  • Exceptional reporting, writing and interviewing skills

  • Ability to source and generate impactful enterprise leads, and create impactful content relying on critical relationships with local news makers

  • Be tenacious in their ability to uncover stories through investigation and research

  • Subject matter expertise in telling high impact stories in breaking news coverage, and ability to demonstrate this from the anchor desk and in the field

  • Ability to report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as owned and distributed digital and social platforms

  • Active use of social media for promotion and news gathering

  • Demonstrated ability to move an audience between linear and digital platforms

  • Willingness to lead and mentor

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the community, which includes representing the station and participating at various community events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five years’ experience and previous anchor experience preferred.

Required Education :

  • A college degree or equivalent. Preferred emphasis in journalism or a related field.

Additional Information :

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Job ID: 981941BR

Location: Chicago,Illinois

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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