Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV

Find out about Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV.

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WABC-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Any organization providing employment information or referrals may ask to receive our postings. For more information, write to us at: WABC-TV, 7 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023, or email us at wabcjobs@abc.com.
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IT Systems Specialist
WABC-TV is seeking a Broadcast IT Systems Specialist. This position will have a strong focus on supporting and advancing IT and Broadcast Computer systems. The Systems Specialist should have experience with the design/implementation of new large scale systems and documenting these systems with AutoCad.

Applicants must have extensive background supporting core infrastructure (Active Directory, Apple/Microsoft Server, DNS) as well as advanced knowledge of Cisco data and VoIP network architecture/configuration. Candidates should also be proficient with server virtualization (VMWare) and SAN infrastructure. Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to interact well with both end users and management are vital.

This position will require working evenings and weekends, as well as occasional extended hours. The applicant should have experience working in a television broadcasting environment. This is an exciting opportunity to work with both IT and broadcast systems as these two technologies merge and progress.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition # 388567BR.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Disability / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

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WABC-TV, seeks a Promotion and Digital Brand Manager for its creative services department. We need a social-savvy television marketing leader who understands how to develop brand-building creative. This person will be responsible for all aspects of promoting New York's #1 station on all platforms.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Lead a team of producers to create daily on-air and digital topicals and brand image messages.
  2. Develop daily on-air, digital and social strategy.
  3. Work with digital/social producers and news producers to integrate messaging into digital spaces.
  4. Work with programming, marketing and public affairs to ensure all station initiatives are promoted.
  5. Review all creative content for brand and messaging consistency.
  6. Oversee promotional budget.
  7. Manage the daily on-air log and digital/social inventory
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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Experience producing content for broadcast and digital spaces.
  2. Management experience with a proven track record of team building.
  3. An understanding of how to conceptualize, write and produce promos.
  4. Understand trends and analytics for current and evolving digital and social platforms.
  5. A degree in business, marketing, or technical area required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Seven years' experience in local television promotion/marketing.
  2. Takes initiative without supervision and able to work in a fast-paced environment.


TO APPLY:
Please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #377112BR. You must send a cover letter, resume and reel (e -link) of relevant work.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Freelance Graphic Designer
WABC-TV Art Department is looking for a freelance Media Designer / Artist to support our daily Eyewitness News shows. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in electronic graphics,
animations and support. Must be proficient with MAC OS and Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and After Effects is a plus. Graphic Design and Communication Arts education and / or
training required.

Please send resume and link to reel to wabcjobs@abc.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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WABC-TV, New York's #1 station, seeks a staff Promotion Producer and Digital Content Creator. We need an imaginative preditor who has experience turning daily topical news into top notch on-air creative and viral digital content.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conceptualize, produce, write, shoot and edit high-end promos for News, Programming, Sales and Public Affairs.
2. Work alongside a team of producers to create audio/visual promotional content for on-air, online and social.
3. Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven, creative environment.
4. Create custom content for various social platforms, driving tune-in and engagement.
5. Feed creative to outside vendors for various off-air advertising campaigns.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1. A minimum of 5 years of work experience in broadcast television promotion.
2. In-depth knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Avid or Premiere.
3. Basic After Effects or Motion skills necessary.
4. Extensive experience working with news staff to take daily news stories and turn them into compelling promos.
5. Experience directing, lighting and shooting is a plus.
8. Ability to learn and adjust to new television and digital technology.
9. A professional, positive, outgoing personality who takes initiative without supervision to improve on-air and social production.

TO APPLY:
Please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition ID#373121BR. You must also send cover letter, reel (e -link).

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Sports Anchor/Reporter:

WABC-TV, New York is looking for an experienced Sports Anchor and Reporter. This position includes anchoring various newscasts and producing daily sports segments and features on air and on digital. You must have a proven track record of success. This individual will also be involved in the station's special events coverage. Familiarity with all of New York's professional teams is essential. Some travel is necessary in this role. Outstanding writing, organizational skills, and vast knowledge of social media are required. We are looking for a team player who works well under pressure. To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 370972BR. Please include a resume link. No telephone calls, please. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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Digital Assistant
WABC-TV is looking for a Digital Assistant. Candidate is a self-motivated, team player, who is able to generate ideas and exercise good judgment. He or she should be flexible, resourceful, and have strong organizational/time management skills with a strong desire to grow technically.

Responsibilities:
  • Knowledge of web content management systems, and Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
  • Help in creating campaigns with social networks, help verbalize status updates for local stations and provide pictures to help promote the show on other channels.
  • Aid in creating contests, generate ideas and web designs for web contests for the show.
Basic Qualifications:
  • At least 1 year of website/social media experience.
  • Television production experience is helpful.
Technical Skills:
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook - Photoshop - Final Cut Pro knowledge helpful - Social Networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus)
Non-Technical Skills:
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Deep Passion for entertainment news and social media
  • Adherence to the highest standards of journalism

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Broadcast Journalism and/or Public Relations.

To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for req#357982BR.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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News Producer
WABC-TV is looking for a highly motivated producer to build a complicated, compelling, interesting newscast in a highly competitive, high pressure environment. You must have outstanding news judgment, be able to pitch great story ideas and have a great production sense. Candidate should be active on social media and understand how to leverage those platforms for stories. You must work well with reporters, assignment editors, writers and other producers, and be able to manage up as well as down. Understanding the importance of utilizing and writing to video is vital. Outstanding writing and copy editing skills are necessary.

Candidates for this position should love producing newscasts, and should aspire to management positions later in their careers. This is not a position for beginners.

Experience producing a newscast in a major market is required. Applicants who have not produced a television newscast in a major market will not be considered.

To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #366796BR. Please include a letter, resume, references and link to a complete newscast. No telephone calls, please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation. Gender Identity

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Freelance Newswriter / Producer
WABC-TV is looking for a highly motivated freelance writer/producer with a varied skill set for a highly competitive, high pressure environment. You must have outstanding news judgment, be able to pitch great story ideas and have a great production sense. Candidate should be active on social media and understand how to leverage those platforms for stories. You should also be able and willing to shoot and edit some of your own video. You must work well with reporters, assignment editors, and other writers and producers. Outstanding copy editing skills are necessary.

Experience writing for and producing a newscast in a major market is required. Applicants who have not produced a television newscast in a major market will not be considered. To apply please send resume to wabcjobs@abc.com.

No phone calls, please. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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Freelance Writer / Producer / Editor
WABC-TV, New York's #1 station, seeks a freelance writer/producer/editor for its Creative Services Department. We need an imaginative preditor who has experience turning daily news topicals into top-notch creative.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conceptualize, write and edit high-end promos for News and Programming.
  • Work alongside a team of producers to create audio/visual promotional content.
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven, creative environment.


JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must have experience in writing television news promotion.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Avid
  • Basic After Effects or Motion skills necessary
  • Extensive experience working with news staff to take daily news stories and turn them into compelling promos
  • Experience with lighting and shooting is a plus
  • Ability to learn and adjust to new television and web technology.
  • A team player with a professional, positive, outgoing personality who takes initiative without supervision to improve on-air production.


TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter, reel (e -link) to wabcjobs@abc.com.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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Digital Producer/Web Producer
WABC-TV is looking for a Digital Producer. Responsibilties include: producing written copy, video and pictures, and managing placement of content on multiple platforms while growing audience engagement and interaction on television and online. Strong knowledge of web content management systems, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Working with social networks to create campaigns as well as providing pictures and video to help promote the show on other channels. Aid in creating contests, generating ideas and web designs for web contests for the show.

Candidate is a self-motivated, team player, who is able to generate ideas and exercise good judgment. He or she would be flexible, resourceful, and have strong organizational/time management skills with a desire to grow technically.

Basic Qualifications:
- At least 2 years of website/social media experience.
- Television production experience is helpful.

Technical Skills:
- Understanding/Experience using a Content Management Systems
- Photoshop
- Final Cut Pro preferred
- Social Networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus)
- Experience building templates/sapplets
- Knowledge of Wordpress
- Basic understanding of HTML coding, SEO, Omniture, Brightcove, and CSS

Non-Technical Skills:
- Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task.
- Deep Passion for entertainment news and social media
- Familiarity with web analytics tools and concepts
- Adherence to the highest standards of journalism
Preferred Education:
- Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Broadcast Journalism, and/or Public Relations

To Apply:

- Please log onto www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition# 267750BR

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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IT Systems Specialist
WABC-TV is seeking a Broadcast IT Systems Specialist. This position will have a strong focus on supporting and advancing IT and Broadcast Computer systems. The Systems Specialist should have experience with the design/implementation of new large scale systems and documenting these systems with AutoCad.

Applicants must have extensive background supporting core infrastructure (Active Directory, Apple/Microsoft Server, DNS) as well as advanced knowledge of Cisco data and VoIP network architecture/configuration. Candidates should also be proficient with server virtualization (VMWare) and SAN infrastructure. Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to interact well with both end users and management are vital.

This position will require working evenings and weekends, as well as occasional extended hours. The applicant should have experience working in a television broadcasting environment. This is an exciting opportunity to work with both IT and broadcast systems as these two technologies merge and progress.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition # 388567BR.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Disability / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Freelance Director
WABC-TV is seeking a Freelance Director. The ideal candidate should have working experience with the Grass Valley Ignite system, the ability to work well under pressure, and exceptional organizational skills. Prior experience with ENPS and Vertigo is preferred. Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.
This is a DGA represented position.

Please send resume to wabcjobs@abc.com.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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Web Developer
WABC-TV, New York. Live with Kelly and Michael is seeking a full-time Senior Web Developer to lead development of the Live with Kelly and Michael website. The Senior Web Developer should have 3+ years of experience developing sites using WordPress which includes custom theme development using well-structured, error-free PHP and valid HTML and CSS. Skill set should include project management, organization, client communication, thought leadership and expertise in web development and interface design.

Responsibilities:

  • Define and develop Live with Kelly and Michael website from initial concept, site architecture, and user interface to finished deliverable
  • Code and implement WordPress sites from Photoshop layout through HTML/CSS to a custom theme, functions, and plugins
  • Define and build new features, enhancements, and content of the existing website
  • Create and update re-usable code libraries to streamline WordPress development cycle
  • Facilitate WordPress training among internal team members, maintain site documentation and manage all site maintenance
Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience working in web development and interface design
  • Strong knowledge of WordPress with strong technical ability to do custom WP theme development
  • Strong knowledge of current web development languages (including HTML5, CSS3, PHP/MySQL)
  • Familiarity with web standards and usability
  • Active user of social media with technical ability to integrate various forms of social media into web experiences
  • Solid understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) with considerable technical experience optimizing web properties for organic search rankings
  • Flexibility and eagerness to identify, learn, and use new and changing technologies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with video for web a plus

To Apply:
Please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 237404BR.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled
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