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.

2018 EEO Report

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Assistant News Director

WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City is seeking an aggressive, enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Assistant News Director who will supervise the daily operation of the newsroom and guide coverage across all platforms.

The ideal candidate must have top market experience, a proven record of ratings and digital success, strong leadership/mentoring skills and excellent news judgment.

At least 5 years of local news management experience is mandatory as well as a major understanding of news content in the digital/social world.

This position will report directly to the Vice President/News Director.

Please apply via www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #563055BR.

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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Production Secretary
WABC-TV is seeking a motivated person who can function effectively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Strong phone and organizational skills are required. Minimum one year live television experience necessary. Excellent typing and office skills are essential. Candidate must be a self-starter who can initiate and maintain office systems. Knowledge of SAP preferred.

Please apply via www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #550295BR.

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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Multimedia Producer

WABC-TV, New York's #1 station, seeks a Multimedia Producer for its Audience Development department. We're looking for a highly gifted producer who can both shoot and edit, and also write copy that pops off the page. You have a creative vision for everything you do, you are brimming with ideas, and you bang out killer content in a New York minute!

You'll work alongside a team of producers to create all kinds of content for all platforms. You'll conceptualize, produce, write, shoot, and edit high-end promos and engaging content for multiple consumer touchpoints. You may also get the opportunity to spearhead original digital series that cater to your passions and interests.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Conceptualize, shoot, produce, write, and edit high-end spots for News, Programming, Sales and Public Affairs departments.
2. Collaborate with other producers to create audio/visual promotional content for on-air, online, and social.
3. Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly 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 3 years of work experience in digital media.
2. Superior knowledge of Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or Avid
3. High level of skill with shooting, video, and lighting
4. Ability to write memorable copy that is crisp, clear, and concise with a unique voice
5. Basic After Effects skills necessary
6. Experience working in a deadline-driven news environment is a plus
7. A professional, positive attitude and the confidence to take initiative without supervision

Please apply via disneycareers.com and search for requisition #565199BR.

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Segment Producer
WABC-TV is looking for a Segment Producer.

Responsibilities include: producing guest segments, theme weeks, on-air demos and audience participation games; developing on-air campaigns in relation to sold integrations and produce written copy accordingly; assisting in the creation of contests including UGC contests and generating ideas for web contests.

Daily assignments will include control room, studio and managing viewer comments.

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

Must have at least 5 years Television Talk Show production experience. Live producing experience is a plus. Strong knowledge of pop culture and social media trends preferred.

Technical Skills
- Photoshop
- Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere preferred
- Social Networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest, Giphy)
- Basic knowledge of Wordpress

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

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 549391BR.

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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Vice President, Community Relations
WABC-TV, the ABC-owned station in New York City, has an opening for Vice President of Community Relations.

Responsibilities for this position include:
  • Developing and executing multi-platform media campaigns to support the various communities that comprise the Channel 7 service area of greater New York,
  • Providing guidance to station leadership to help maintain WABC's reputation as the leading community-based station in the market,
    Working with sales and news teams to provide cause-related campaigns
  • Being the chief liaison between the station and leading non-profit organizations in New York.

Successful candidates should have public service experience in a large media organization.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #522070BR.

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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Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter
WABC-TV, New York is looking for an experienced Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter. This position includes anchoring sports during various newscasts and producing daily sports segments and features on air and on our digital platforms. You must have a proven track record of success. This individual will also be involved in the station's live special events coverage. Familiarity with all of New York's professional teams is essential. Some travel is necessary in this role. Good writing, organizational skills, and proficiency on digital/social platforms are required. We are looking for a team player who works well under pressure. Anchoring experience in a top 25 market is preferred.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 518344BR. 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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Marketing Producer
An opportunity to be an integral part of our marketing and sales team at WABC-TV. The position requires a minimum of 3 years production experience. Responsibilities include script writing, producing and directing client shoots, editing footage to create TV and Digital Vignettes. Must be comfortable interacting with clients, be a creative thinker, have a great visual sense, and have the ability to take a project from beginning to end. Superior knowledge in Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects required. Working knowledge of PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus. Please provide a link to past projects with your resume if possible.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition # 492769BR

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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Digital Technology Specialist
WABC-TV, New York is looking for a Digital Technology Specialist. The candidate will be involved in nearly every technical aspect of creating and executing live television programs as well as content for social media platforms.

Responsibilities include implementing and maintaining major technical systems as well as production of live news, remote broadcasts, syndicated programming and social media events.

Basic Qualifications:
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to pivot and manage changing priorities and tight deadlines of the department. The successful candidate will possess strong information technology and networking skills and media over IP. The TV station runs a 24/7 operation and the candidate will be required to work non-traditional shifts, weekends and holidays and should have the ability to lift and carry equipment as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience with television studio production, video servers, broadcast automation systems, master control operations, and news room systems is preferred. Ability to effectively troubleshoot and diagnose broadcast facility technical issues and problems quickly and methodically. Proficient in IT desktop support for Windows & MAC systems & Servers, software applications, local disk storage systems and virtual environments.

Preferred Education:
A degree in a technical related field, appropriate certifications, or equivalent experience preferred, but not required.

A minimum of 5 years of television experience preferred

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #492734BR.

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 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/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Freelance ENG Field News Photographers
WABC-TV, New York, is seeking experienced and proactive ENG Field News Photographers for freelance employment. Successful candidates will have a proven track record in the fast-paced, high-pressure environment of daily local newsgathering.

Skills and experience needed:
  • Microwave live truck operation
  • Bonded-cellular transmission technologies (Dejero, LiveU, etc)
  • Excellent technical and creative abilities as a News Photographer
  • Ability to edit full packages quickly under tight deadlines
  • Regular experience as a one person crew i.e., shoot, edit, and set up live shots

Special consideration will be given to a candidate who also has experience in RF operations:
  • Ability to tune in microwave signals and assigning to receivers during live broadcast
  • Able to manually tune in satellite signals when needed
  • Able to multi-task between multiple crews calling in to establish signals
  • Adaptable to ever-changing situations during live shows
  • Maintains a cool head when communicating with field crews, Directors, Media Managers, and Producers

Knowledge of the tri-state area is important. Must be willing to work all shifts - day, night, overnight and weekends.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to: wabcjobs@abc.com.

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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