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Show Runner/Executive Producer

City, State
Chicago, IL
Duration / Dates
Full-time (not provided)
Salary / Rate
not provided
Job posted on
02/04/22
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About the Job

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is a leader in the media industry with “MeTV,” Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated classic television network, as well as the “Movies!” Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the “DECADES” Network, the “H&I” Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel’s local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Show Runner/Executive Producer

A little bit about the show: MeTV’s Toon In With Me is an original weekday hosted morning show for audiences of all ages. The show will brighten everyone’s day by combining witty original characters, quick comedy sketches, surprises and more.

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting is looking for a Chicago-based Show Runner/Executive Producer to add to our collaborative team. This is an opportunity to shape and grow creative for this fun show that incorporates classic cartoons into a sketch variety format. This role will be charged with leading all aspects of the creative team, working with the production staff and cast to expand, shape and grow the series. This person will apply their creative expertise and management skills to strengthen the team. Position is based in Chicago, and reports to the EVP/Head of Content.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Oversee and drive creative content of series, this includes development of characters and overall show creative.

Lead writers’ room by managing consistently across all scripts and approving scripts prior to production.

Work with Executives and Marketing/PR to identify and create opportunities for brand partnerships and product placement.

Liaison to Executive team.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for job, if not currently employed by Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Morning Show/Variety Show production experience

Developing, motivating and managing talent and team

Experience leading a show as an EP or Co-EP preferred

Understanding of broadcast comedy, film and television and how they relate to broader audience.

Must be a creative problem solver.

Highly developed written and verbal communications skills.

A love of comedy, nostalgia and puppets.

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plan

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

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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