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Writer – Chicago

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Writer

Job Summary:

Broadcast Management Group (BMG) is looking for a Writer to work directly for our client, TD Ameritrade (TDA), on the launch and development of a new OTT network. This position will report to TDA’s Executive In Charge of Production for instruction and guidance on the daily tasks required. This position will be responsible for setting the standard for the highest quality writing—reporting, content development, style, and execution—and conceptual thinking for editorial material and a full array of multimedia content. This position requires strategic thinking, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment. The writer must be flexible and receptive to editorial input. Ideal candidates much bring extensive experience writing about business.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conceptualize and pitch stories aligned with strategic objectives while maintaining sound editorial standards
  • Customize written content across multiple channels and for targeted audiences
  • Write and produce creative and compelling copy and teases
  • Create stock charts, lower-thirds, video and graphics
  • Write questions and talking points for live and taped guest segments as needed
  • Generate original guest ideas daily, tapping into a broad array of sources for ideas
  • Assist EP and Line Producer in the production of the show during and after tapings
  • Generate story ideas, and collaborate with team members, including on-air talent
  • Write and format copy, including the addition of graphical elements, videos and polls and other multi-media elements to maximize engagement

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a similar field
  • 5+ years of professional writing and interviewing experience
  • Must have experience working in a studio environment
  • Must have live production experience

Pluses:

  • Background in journalism
  • Experience working in the financial services industry or producing finance-related content
  • Knowledge of investing and trading stocks
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