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NBC Universal General Assignment Reporter / Multi-Media Journalist - WMAQ in Chicago, Illinois

Job Number 56844BR

Job Title General Assignment Reporter / Multi-Media Journalist - WMAQ

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - WMAQ

Posting Category Editorial

About Us At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

Country United States

State Illinois

City Chicago



  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Multi-Media Journalist

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a top 50 market television stations as a general assignment reporter

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications

  • Demonstrated skills as reporter, photographer and editor.

  • Must be a team player and work effectively in a face paced environment

  • Must be willing to work weekends and overnight shiftsEligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV on the

  • Able to work a flexible schedule and shifts, including early mornings, nights, weekends and overnights

  • Must be 18 years or greater

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must have valid driver’s license

  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, Illinois

  • This position is an AFTRA Represented job. Successful candidate will be required to join the SAG-AFTRA union upon employment if not already a member

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge of the Chicago area and Chicago-area news

  • Well-versed in a wide variety of subjects to include local, state and national affairs

  • Ability to communicate on-air effectively

  • Ability to write television news copy combining the script with pictorial content

  • Ability to edit video

  • Ability to communicate with and work well with people under constant pressure of deadlines

  • Ability to make sounds news judgement and decisions regarding news stories with the highest integrity and ability to verify facts and information


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