• Full Time
  • Anywhere


Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


WGN Radio is looking for a news writing rock star!  The right candidate should have experience writing to broadcast both locally and nationally, the ability to go on-air when needed, and can work morning, evenings, weekends, and holidays.  This person should be able to edit audio quickly, write concisely, and stick with the facts while leaving bias at the door.  Responsibilities may also include writing, voicing and anchoring for WGN Radio. This part-time position requires the employee to work from our office in downtown Chicago.  


Additional Details:

  • Presents news stories and other content for all platforms for newscasts.
  • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Produces newscasts and communicates clear direction with team members.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching, and coordinating news programming and other content.
  • Acts as a field reporter as assigned.
  • Conducts interviews with news personnel and others.
  • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Writes content for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Completes additional duties as assigned.


Requirements & Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Flexibility to work any shift with a focus on working mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting or anchoring.  (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers and issues.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.



Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar