Platform Manager - WMAQ

NBC Universal • Chicago, IL 60602

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description


NBC 5 Chicago, WMAQ-TV, is looking for a talented and motivated Platform Manager to produce weekday early mornings newscast. The Platform Manager is responsible for the overall editorial content for the shows.

Expected to seamlessly move from one platform to the next as necessary

Work with content producers to select the most compelling and relevant stories

Work with the production team to ensure smooth and seamless productions as well as with a DayPart Manager and other Platform Managers to ensure the most complete local news coverage.

Play an active role in the editorial process and be advocates for their particular platform

Responsible for writing, producing, desktop editing and gathering content for all platforms

Responsible for effectively managing a pool of content producers, coaching and mentoring as needed


Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experience

Minimum 3 years working in television newsroom environment

Able to work overnight shift on a regular schedule and work overtime, on weekends, and any shift as necessary

Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Must be 18 years of age

Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered:

Desired Characteristics

Minimum 3 years of experience in newsgathering and/or production

Minimum 3 years experience writing, producing and desktop editing

Experience in desktop editing

Strong journalistic skills, experience in newsgathering and/or production

Strong writing and editing skills

Knowledge and understanding of various media platforms, including broadcast, web and mobile

Significant experience as a producer in a major market for television or web based news service

Ability to make priority decisions under deadline

Team player mentality


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