Tribune Company Producer in Moline, Illinois

Conceptualize, write, videotape, and edit promotional announcements, commercials for station clients, and public service announcements for television and digital and social mediums. To create on-line ads for web and mobile. To strategically place news and programming promotion on daily broadcast schedules as to reach optimum numbers and kinds of viewers attracted to the programs on our station.

Principle Responsibilities:

Work with news, news director & creative services director to produce topical & image branded news promotion for on air and digital mediums

Work with clients and account executives to produce commercials and digital advertising

Work with programming manager to produce local shows, and episodic promotion for syndicated programming

Work with Art Director to create graphics and animations

Work with marketing manager to produce public services announcements & station sponsored event promotion & contests

Work with research manager and creative services director to affectively place promotion on logs so as to maximize reach and frequency goals for news and brand image promotion

Operate professional and commercial cameras

Use computers and editing software affectively


Requires basic experience in editing software such as Final Cut, Avid , or Adobe products: Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop

Knowledge of video cameras like Sony XDcam,

Knowledge of DSLR cameras is not required but is a plus

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Ability to conceptualize and generate creative copy and visual elements

Willingness to self-train and seek new techniques of editing and photography

Ability to be flexible, switch gears and re-organize quickly in a rapidly changing (news) environment

Ability to work in teams

Knowledge in use of Steadicam Scout and Steadicam Merlin not required but a plus


Requires physical dexterity in shoulders, wrists, hips and legs

Must have the ability to shoulder mount and carry a 13lb camera for long periods of time

Must be able to lift and carry 30-pounds of equipment over long distances and up and down stairs



News, sales, engineering and traffic departments


Commercial clients, advertising agencies, non-profit organizations


Email your resume & links to your video portfolio to

WQAD-TV is located at 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, IL 61265

Applications without portfolios will not be accepted.

Successful applicants will be required to take a creative writing test.

Equal Opportunity Employer

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

WQAD-TV is owned and operated by Tribune Media.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

Job Number: 2018-47239