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

Web: www.abc7chicago.com

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VP, Marketing, WLS-TV


Job ID: 71009
Job Views: 3100
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Television
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:
Posted: 06.11.2024

Job Description

VP, Marketing, WLS-TV
 
Job Summary:
 
We are seeking a strategic creative executive who understands how a media brand interacts with audiences anywhere and anytime.  Reporting to the President and General Manager of WLS-TV, this executive will manage the station’s brand on all platforms and produce brand appropriate original content. This position requires expertise in data-focused, audience-based brand development and design, content creation and social media marketing, as well as experience in social listening, sales promotions, and influencer marketing.
What Will You Do:
 
  • Manage the ABC7 brand on all platforms (on-air, online, mobile, etc.) through the development and execution of innovative creative and marketing campaigns.
  • Leverage research and real time data analytics to launch timely social media campaigns that grow audience engagement with and emotional connection to the ABC7 brand, content and talent.
  • Oversee the creative development and production of live event, original series and select short-form programming.
  • Manage the station’s off-channel media budget and media buying agency.
  • Grow the brand identity and relevance of ABC7 by developing and creating original, emotionally impactful content and touch points for our audiences.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications and Skills:
 
  • A demonstrated track record of managing the creative expression of a media brand on and off-air.
  • Experience with, or deep understanding of, brand management across digital platforms (online, mobile, etc.), including social media.
  • A strong understanding of how to use research and data analytics tools to drive audience engagement and media buying on all platforms.
  • Experience supervising the development and production of live event and series programming.
  • Excellent management skills and an ability to inspire a creative, positive, supportive, and encouraging work environment.
 
 
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 
  • Experience working in the marketing and/or programming department at a local broadcast station.
  • Experience producing original content that integrates sponsors and advertisers.
 
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: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/ and search for Job ID: 10092365 or use the link:
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/chicago/vp-marketing-wls-tv/391/66089344640 
 
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.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION FOR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
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 Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com 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.
 


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