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Writer/Producer at WCIU

Writer/Producer

WCIU Chicago, IL Full-Time
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, the H&I - Heroes & Icons Network and the Start TV Network in association with the CBS Television Stations, and Story Television. Weigel produces the original network TV programs Toon In With Me, Svengoolie, Collector's Call and Through the Decades. 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 serving New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Portland, South Bend, Evansville and Rockford. Weigel is the creator of the nationally syndicated music format MeTV FM. For more information on Weigel, visit: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Writer/Producer />
Writer/Producer (Chicago-based)

A little bit about the show: MeTV's Toon In With Me is an original weekday hosted morning show for audiences of all ages. The show will brighten everyone's day by combining witty original characters, quick comedy sketches, surprises and more.

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting Co is looking for a Chicago-based Writer/Producer to add to our collaborative team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skill set for producing comedy, and a curiosity about for an original daily show centered around classic cartoons. They will be based in Chicago and will work with a creative team of writers, producer, graphic artists and editors who produce collaborative content for broadcast.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Create evocative, comedy-based scripts that effectively communicate their relevance to the viewer.

Pitching, researching, planning guest segments and/or packages.

Craft multiple comedy sketches each week, combing new segments, original footage, and one of the deepest archives in the business.

Comfort and ability to work on the fly, work creatively and seamlessly with a team of producers and editors to create a unique television experience.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for job, if not currently employed by Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

A creative thinker with a proven track record.

Minimum of 4 years writing and production experience in television.

Understanding of broadcast comedy, film and television and how they relate to broader audience.

Highly developed written and verbal communications skills.

Experience with Avid's iNews strongly preferred.

Flexible schedule to meet the demands and rigor of a daily television program

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plan

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

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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