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Nexstar Media Group NewsNation Booking Producer, Weekend Dayside (Chicago) in Chicago, Illinois

NewsNation is looking for hardworking, creative, and proactive booking producers for a new weekend dayside program. As a booking producer, you will work with show producers to arrange guest appearances on the program to discuss the news of the day and or breaking news. You must have excellent organizational skills, be an effective communicator, be detail-oriented, and work well under deadline pressure. The position is based at the network's headquarters in Chicago.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Pitch stories daily

• Identify top tier guests, cultivate relationships, and arrange guest appearances on the show

• Conduct pre-interviews and in-depth research on range of topics

• Organize and produce elements for show segments

• Monitor the latest news and locate people, images, and sound editorial information via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Dataminr, YouTube, and other platforms

• Find reliable guests/witnesses quickly during breaking news situations

Requirements & Skills:

• A bachelor's degree is preferred

• Extensive list of contacts, and ability to find and book high-profile guests, as well as people at the center of major news stories

• Flexibility with your hours, as breaking news or major events warrant

• 3-5 years of experience in television

• Strong editorial judgement

• Knowledge of and passion for current events and politics

• Willingness and ability to work under tight deadline pressures while juggling long-term bookings

• Experience with Lexis Nexis, ENPS would be valuable


Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit Nexstar.tv.

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