NBC Universal Managing Editor - WMAQ in Chicago, Illinois

Job Number 41099BR

Job Title Managing Editor - WMAQ

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - WMAQ

Posting Category TV Content & Production

About Us At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

Country United States

State Illinois

City Chicago



  • Minimum 5 years management and leadership experience of functions and personnel

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism/related broadcast field or equivalent work experience in newsgathering, news production and/or news operations

  • Able to work longer weekly hours as well as weekends when necessary with short notice

  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered for this position

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong leadership and managing skills

  • Exceptional editorial, storytelling, and copy editing skills

  • Ability to recognize and meet the varying demands of each content platform and their deadlines

  • Open to new and creative ways of acquiring content by being an innovative thinker

  • Firm understanding of digital media and support technologies

  • Ability to effectively motivate and coach team members

  • Working knowledge of the Chicago market

  • Outstanding interpersonal communications skills (oral and written)

  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment to shift priorities quickly among multiple projects and do what is necessary to execute on short notice

  • Understanding of Spanish language

  • Working experience in a television newsroom and within a large media company

  • Adept at social media and its applications for news content and with newsroom environment


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