Director-Content Innovations

ABC7 / WLS-TV, THE WALT DISNEY OWNED STATION IN CHICAGO, is looking for an experienced, dynamic leader
and premium content creator to develop and produce innovative and revenue-generating programming for all
platforms. The ideal candidate will create data driven content strategies and spearhead the station’s programming efforts – including a live half-hour, weekly talk show, special linear and streaming broadcasts, local community parades and events, original digital content, sales and synergy integrations, and the ABC Owned Television Stations Localish brand and premium content efforts across the company. The Director of Content Innovation will serve as the chief thought leader for ideating, creating, and boosting programming efforts for WLS ABC
7 across all platforms.
 Generate ideas for, and oversee production of, local events, special broadcasts, digital streaming and original content, sales integrations, Localish and OTV-wide content initiatives.
 Also includes oversight of a live, weekly half-hour talk show, Windy City Weekend
 Partner with forward-thinking sales leaders to maximize revenue opportunities with premium and integrated content deals
 Takes risks and serve as a lead creative thought leader in the programming department

 Build and cultivate partnerships for growth and exposure
 Create community and PR based ideas and events with our sales and marketing teams
 Work directly with the Marketing and Audience Development team on best content for growth and platform distribution
 Work directly with content creators and lead content initiatives, both inside and outside the station
 Drive programming transformation as we shift emphasis to multi-platform, live streaming and original content
 Write, produce (both live and scripted programming), edit and shoot as necessary
Basic Qualifications
 Minimum of 10 years of experience as premium content and live, broadcast program creator, developing and producing innovative and revenue-generating programming for all platforms
 Proven and experienced leader with a track record of creating compelling and unique content

Ability to take programming and digital media research and create action plans and guide staff based off
that research
 A leader that fosters collaboration and innovation among all team members
 Ability to recognize, create and communicate priorities, strategies, opportunities and challenges while
driving growth and performance improvement.
 Excellent communication skills
 Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
Required Education
 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Additional Information
This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.
To apply, please log on to: and search for Job ID: 10019623 or use the link:

No phone calls, please
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL