Print to Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Register

Contact and Company Information
WLS-TV News - ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago

190 N. State Street 3rd Floor - Newsroom
Chicago Illinois United States 60601


Company Profile

Executive Producer, WLS-TV

Job ID: 70972
Job Views: 4363
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Television
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 05.31.2024

Job Description

Job Summary:
WLS-TV in Chicago is looking for a morning Executive Producer (“EP”) to lead all aspects of local news creation and production. This EP will be responsible for content for our M- F morning daypart, overseeing morning linear and streaming newscasts and content on other digital platforms. A successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, outstanding news judgment, excellent production skills and familiarity with digital and social media platforms. You should also be familiar with the Chicago news market and be able to guide, coach and mentor staff. We’re looking for someone with a creative, team driven and competitive spirit.
What You Will Do:
  • Oversee editorial content for morning linear and streaming newscasts as well as other digital and social platforms. Responsibilities include story selection, story development, production and newsroom management.
  • Work with senior news management to design and implement strategies to engage and build audiences across platforms.
  • Collaborate with anchors and reporters to develop stories.
  • Collaborate with and supervise newscast producers and newsroom staff.
  • Lead planning of morning coverage for big events and collaborate on development of special stories/segments for morning daypart.
  • Conflict resolution and team engagement to address any issues that may arise in the newsroom.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications & Skills:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in news production in a major TV market.
  • Experience leading a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change.
Preferred Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or related field.
Additional Information:
  • This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.
  • Reporting Location – Chicago, IL
To apply, please log on to: and search for Job ID: 10091255 or use the link: 
About Disney Entertainment Television:
Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television’s creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television’s programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children’s & family categories.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.
WLS Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.


The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

Powered by Journalismnext

  • Previous Next

Home My Account Find Jobs Post Resumes Search Resumes Post Jobs Contact About Us Sitemap Terms of Service Privacy CA Privacy