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Tribune Company
  • Job Code
Producer in Chicago, Illinois | Careers at IL-Chicago; 303 E Wacker Drive
  • Producer

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/14/2019 6:14 PM)
    Job ID
    Production and Programming
  • Overview

    This is a key position in our programming department.  The person must be a creative, motivational, and experienced leader. If you are a visionary who can successfully identify great, impactful content and develop a roadmap to meet the goals of WGN Radio broadcasts, digital and social platforms, this position is for you.


    • Actively participate in the development of daily content
    • Organize daily pre show, post-show and afternoon planning meetings
    • Attend meetings with the station’s program leaders to ensure content, tactical plans and image are consistent with the station’s overall strategy
    • Being present when the show is on the air and on location
    • Managing the show’s daily digital content with regards to relevance, creativity and tune-in messaging
    • Manage and grow the show’s brand through video and show podcasts
    • Attending promotion, sales and station planning meetings to represent the show and provide clear communication between all
    • Tactical planning for future shows, immediate opportunities, artist/celebrity/political interviews
    • Collaborate with show hosts and programming leadership to ensure that the show’s structure and content is being presented in the strongest way possible for maximum ratings growth


    This position requires a high level of organization, planning and communication skills. Critical skill sets required for this opening include:

    • Ability to write accurately, efficiently and creatively for the website and station’s social channels
    • Ability to create, post, schedule, manage, curate and monitor the show’s presence on our website and multiple social media platforms
    • Dynamic communication skills and a positive proactive attitude, as you will represent the show throughout the station including interaction with our sales, promotions, engineering and programming departments
    • Ability to manage and complete multiple ongoing tasks in a deadline driven environment

    The successful candidate knows we work in the media business and takes pride in the success of their air talent. Using your skills, your strategic thinking and creative abilities to constantly put the show in a position to succeed is what the WGN Radio team is looking for. 

    • Pred candidate will have a minimum of 5 years in major market media.
    • College degree or equivalent experience is required.
    • Track record of working with varied revenue partners.


    Equal Employment Opportunity



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    Posted: 2019-08-21 Expires: 2019-09-20

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