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Washington DC Political Producer

Tribune Company
Washington, DC 20007

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

WGN America has an immediate opening for a Political Producer. The position is based in Washington, D.C. for the new, primetime national newscast, News Nation.

The ideal candidate is a strong producer who is passionate about politics, knows how to create a memorable story, and has strong editorial judgment to present a fair story that is down the center. Candidates must be able to make politics interesting and easy to understand for all viewers.

The right candidate will have a track record of being creative, aggressive, making decisions and communicating the plan in a clear, concise manner.

Job Responsibilities:

Working closely with the political reporter and executive producer in pitching, researching, planning, and writing political news.

Generating compelling and creative political segment ideas on a daily basis.

Selecting key video, soundbites, quotes, and other information to be used as production elements.

Fact-checking and script editing to remove opinion or unconscious bias.

Producing digital & social media projects as needed.

An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components

Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements

Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Ability to remain calm under pressure

Qualifications Requirements:

Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills

Extensive knowledge of politics and current events required

5+ years producing experience; College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!


Nexstar Media Group is Americas largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstars platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. Learn more at www.Nexstar.tv.

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Posted: 2020-11-17 Expires: 2020-12-17

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Tribune Company
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