• Associate Producer, Syndication

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/30/2018 3:39 PM)
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  • Overview

    Tribune Media is looking for a journalist to help us get more mileage out of the local news video our stations 30+ television stations create every day. You will sift through a firehose of content, highlight the best videos for sharing with external partners, and ensure it reaches the broadest possible audience.


    You should be motivated, tech-savvy and addicted to current events. You should feel pangs of withdrawal when you’re not near a news wire or app.


    We’re recruiting for our national syndication team.

    You should expect to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends.


    Recent college graduates with digital or broadcast news video experience are highly encouraged to apply.


    • Navigate proprietary newsroom systems to retrieve scripts, assignments and video clips
    • Contribute editorial/written stories to stations to accompany video clips
    • Edit written stories from stations for distribution to syndication partners
    • Ensure that rights, embargos and similar restrictions are documented and honored
    • Apply thoughtful, accurate labels, categories and descriptions to current local news video and archive
    • Maintain high Journalism and ethical standards while aggregating content
    • Call producers and assignment editors to obtain coverage plans and background information
    • Inform stations and syndication partners what content is available
    • Lightly edit raw video to make more focused compelling clips
    • Upload completed segments and clips to content partners
    • Respond to station requests using our customer service support ticket system


    • Exceptional analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Strong writer with knowledge of AP Style
    • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • Able to work independently and as a member of a larger team
    • Able to accurately handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Comfortable communicating with, taking input from and making requests of a wide range of people, in different cities, at various levels of seniority
    • Comfortable with web applications, nonlinear video editing, and standard office software


    The ideal candidate is an exceptional collaborator and communicator with a proven ability to earn the respect and support of managers, peers, and partners alike.


    We encourage a cover letter explaining your fit with this position.

    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 more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. 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% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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