• Investigative Producer

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/14/2019 5:49 PM)
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  • Overview

    Chicago’s WGN-TV is looking for an experienced investigative producer for its award-winning team.  This position will be responsible to dig deeper into daily breaking news stories as well as conduct long-term investigations.  These stories make an impact on our community, change laws and hold corporations responsible and make sure they answer consumer complaints.  Your primary responsibility is producing stories for the WGN Investigates unit.  This position requires someone who is organized, detail oriented, takes initiative and is a real go-getter. Qualified applicants must have investigative producing experience and strong storytelling skills. This is not an entry-level position.


    •Responsible for researching, writing, editing, producing and gathering content for investigative and consumer stories. Will work closely with management, editorial staff and reporters
    •Responsible for building digital integration for investigative pieces
    •Provide editorial guidance; establish contacts in the field, manage tips and public records requests, compose open records requests, and conduct interviews
    •Generate enterprising story ideas
    •May be required to perform undercover work or surveillance as necessary


    •Experience in consumer and investigative newsgathering
    •Understanding of journalistic ethics and libel laws
    •Ability to write and produce under pressure
    •Ability to communicate with promotions/marketing
    •Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in related field
    •Minimum 5 years’ experience in newsgathering and/or production
    •Minimum 5 years’ experience writing, producing and editing day-of-air news stories on a desktop editing system
    •Must be willing to work non-traditional business days/hours, travel and work long hours, and on weekends with short notice


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Apply On-line: Please go to http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ and search for keyword “Investigative Producer”.

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel.

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