Booker / Producer, Windy City Live (WLS-TV)

Booker / Producer, Windy City Live – ABC7 Chicago/WLS-TV

Job Description:

Chicago’s #1 television station is looking for an entertainment/talk booker to join a team of hard working creatives.  Windy City LIVE is an award winning one-hour studio-based local show with a live audience.  The popular program features topical news, pop culture, celebrity guests and stories about things that make Chicagoans proud. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for scouting and scheduling guests for live interviews and other special segments
  • Conduct pre-interview research and calls/video chats to evaluate potential guests and gather information for producers
  • Research and pitch segment ideas
  • Ability to develop contacts for long term booking opportunities.
  • Create and maintain database of events and potential guests that will connect to our passionate Chicago audience
  • Frequent involvement in day of show production
  • Support Producers in all aspects of show development and production

 

Basic Qualifications:

Candidate must be extremely personable, highly organized, comfortable with emerging technology and change, and have a love of Chicago.

  • A successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-starter who can interact with high profile talent and guests
  • Solid communication skills, highly creative and able to innovate on the fly
  • Must be dialed into all things Chicago along with a solid understanding of the city, suburbs and what motivates people to tune in.
  • Research skills are essential to this position
  • Proven relationship with talent agents, managers and publicists (locally & nationally)
  • Ability to collaborate with a team
  • Established contact list in booking high profile local and national guests as well as everyday personalities
  • Experience across multi-platforms

 

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated passion for the community. Three to five years booking experience preferable with live TV experience being a must. 

 

Additional Information:

Interested applicants should upload a resume along with references online at www.disneycareers.com.

Requisition ID# 712887BR

 

No phone calls please.

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Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL