Job no. 25251622

National Content Writer

City, State
Chicago, IL
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About the job

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, H&I Heroes & Icons, plus the new Decades Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

National Content Writer

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a multi-platform media company with a remarkably creative, loyal and entrepreneurial team. The digital team is seeking a National Content Writer to create and coordinate the production of written editorial and social media content that engages fans of pop-culture, entertainment and nostalgia. The ideal candidate will have experience writing for a digital property; coordinating articles, photos and video assets; and creating a community of fans with short, social and digestible posts.


Write articles, prepare media assets and curate user-generated content that can transport readers to an era from the past, and provide them with a sense of nostalgia that is positive and powerful.

Shape the style and sensibility of digital properties for national television networks, including MeTV -- the #1 All-Classic Television Channel in the United States.

Collaborate with media executives in graphics, marketing, programming and sales.

Serve as an ambassador of our brands to engage talent, fan groups and organizations.

Reach millions of fans that are visiting our digital properties to remember a moment in time and share that memory with friends, family and colleagues.

Other duties, as assigned.


Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, or equivalent experience.

A demonstrated passion for pop culture, classic television and emerging digital platforms.

A self-starter who can interact and engage with a variety of staff, freelancers, partners and high profile personalities.

Successful editing and writing experience in digital publishing.

Knowledge of social media platforms and experience managing messaging across social platforms.

Aptitude and curiosity: someone who wants to learn more, has demonstrated skill growth, and is relentlessly self-improving.

A team player who makes others successful.

Experience with Adobe Photoshop a plus

Experience with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro a plus.

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

Open air office environment

One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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