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Manager, News Operations – NBC/Telemundo Chicago – NBCUniversal – Chicago, IL

Company: NBCUniversal

Address: Chicago, IL

  • Full Time


Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations


The position is the primary liaison with the News Department for all operations, which include managing field, transmission and editing operations for both NBCUniversal stations in Chicago: WMAQ-TV/NBC and WSNS-TV/Telemundo, as well as the Network News Chicago Bureau and affiliate relations. Manager will also coordinate production of content for digital platforms including OTT.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the technical personnel in those areas, including coordinating training, staffing schedules, payroll, production needs, vehicles, field pick-ups, safety and compliance with all station initiatives.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and forecasts to identify and achieve operating efficiencies, including purchasing of all necessary equipment.
  • Must keep abreast of latest technology and make recommendations on future direction and needs of the operations.
  • Rotates 24-hour on-call schedule with other department managers.
  • Serves as the Project Manager for field Special Program Productions such as the Chicago Marathon.


Minimum BS degree in technical discipline
Minimum 5 years relevant broadcast industry work experience
Previous work experience as a supervisor of personnel or function


Able to work longer weekly hours as well as weekends when necessary with short notice
Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered for this position

Desired Characteristics

Broad knowledge of information technology including: Non-linear editing, digital field production equipment, IT infrastructure and new field newsgathering technology
Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and team building abilities in previous job(s)
Very strong interpersonal skills and communication skills; effective team player
Demonstrated skills in broadcast engineering and labor relations specifically dealing with unionized personnel and negotiations
Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects effectively and stay focused on core business deliverables
Solid business acumen and understanding of business financials
Strong customer service orientation
Ability to productively work in complex environments
Ability to work continually in fast paced, high stress environment as well as longer hours and weekends if needed



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United States

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