Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the DECADES Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group, and H&I, Heroes & Icons. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Coordinating Story Producer (Temporary)

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting is seeking a creative, organized, resourceful, self-starter with a passion for making great television for a new project focused on a nonfiction, lifestyle series.

The freelance producer will work closely for the project duration with small team producers, crew and talent to assist in the creation of a new national television program that highlights nostalgia, pop culture and history with a celebrity host.

The ideal candidate has previous experience with talent, in-the-field shooting, research and scripting. Candidate must have strong writing skills, intellectually curious, highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and a strong multi-tasker. We appreciate team players.

Duties/Responsibilities:

-Write episodes of non-fiction format driven television

-Meticulous research skills, ability to be your own fact checker

-Organize and coordinate shoot logistics

-Report to Executive Producer, meet deadlines on shoot needs and later scripts

-Work with story producers to coordinate shoot needs, editorial details and talent direction shoot days

-Assist with talent needs during shoot days

-Strong writing skills to turn production into television

-Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

-Candidate must have previous professional television writing experience.

-Candidates who can demonstrate knowledge of multiple elements of production will be preferred.

-Flexible schedule for F/T position.

-10-weeks through Summer 2018

-Proficiency in MS Office is a must.

-iNews, GV Stratus and Adobe C-Suite experience a plus.

Our Perks & Benefits:

-Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

-Long Term Disability Insurance

-HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

-Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

-Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

-Tax-free Transit

-Discounted Parking Access

-Gym Membership Discount

-Convenient access to highways and public transportation

-Open air office environment

-One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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