Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV

NEW YORK -- Find out about Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV.
2021 EEO Report

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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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Executive Assistant, Eyewitness News
This position will provide administrative support to the team of managers of WABC-TV's Eyewitness News.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall administrative support for all newsroom managers including but not limited to:
    - Phone and mail support
    - Maintaining busy calendar and day-to-day meetings
    - Interact with a wide variety of ABC and external contacts on behalf of the newsroom Managers
  • Coordinate business travel, including trip logistics and itinerary, meeting coordination and remote support
  • Compile and submit Travel & Expense reports
  • Schedule and set up conference calls, teleconferences and web-based meetings
  • Filing, faxing, photocopying, scanning and tracking documents
  • Aggregate information in excel for reporting
  • Prepare confidential memos, correspondence, letters, business updates, meeting notes, Power Point and/or Keynote presentations, proofs correspondence and complex reports.
  • Assist and help coordinate DMED Synergy projects
  • Maintain Hair and Makeup scheduling calendar, and review weekly timecards
  • Assist newsroom managers with maintaining schedules and timecards in the timekeeping system
  • Ordering of materials used by hair and makeup artists
  • Assist with purchase orders across the newsroom and operations.


Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience providing executive support to a senior executive or high level management group.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Skilled in PowerPoint and/or Keynote, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated telephone etiquette skills
  • Ability to assume responsibility, function effectively in team environment or independently, with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Demonstrated proactive problem solving skills
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule with advanced notice, to accommodate overtime as needed
  • Ability to function in an environment with competing and changing priorities
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Event coordination/planning experience helpful
  • Familiarity with local television station business a plus

Required Education:
High School Diploma

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience.

To Apply:
https://jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&Areq=879058BR

WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Digital Content Producer
Eyewitness News seeks an experienced digital content producer who can create, edit, and produce material for our digital, social, and connected TV platforms. This producer must thrive in a high-energy, non-stop news environment to help lead us on breaking news and to create compelling content that our users will want to share.

Some of the specific duties include managing breaking news and other content on abc7ny.com, creating original videos, directing live coverage, optimizing content for more reach and impact, and helping to manage our social media presence and engage our audience.

Responsibilities:
  • Using insights to drive editorial and strategic decision making
  • Assist in developing content across current and future platforms with storytelling that is optimized for each screen and reflective of the diversity of our audience
  • Working with newsroom leaders to create synergy across all platforms on station content
  • Managing social and multi-platform content for station accounts
  • Owning breaking news and the big stories with speed and accuracy and growing new opportunities in our multi-media environment
  • Collaborate with content makers to maximize the sharing of our content in a multi-platform way
  • Using SEO (search engine optimization) to increase page views and unique visitors through Google, etc.

Basic Qualifications :
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in audience development/news
  • Must have a deep understanding of social strategy and SEO with the desire to keep up with emerging platforms
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Nonlinear editing experience
  • Strong video production skills (such as Adobe Premiere)
  • Proficient with AP style
  • Must be willing to work mornings, evenings, and weekends


Required Education :
Bachelor's Degree (related degree preferred in Journalist, TV/Production, etc.)

To apply:https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/wabc-digital-content-producer/391/19811647

WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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News Media Manager/Editor

WABC-TV's News Media Manager/Editor will work closely with News Producers and Managers to ensure the timely production of newscasts and special projects.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage media ingests including digital file conversion and import, and uploading and downloading media elements from third party sources.
  • Coordinate and manage content during live newscasts, including coordinating communication between technical and editorial mangers.
  • Supervise and assign Editors.
  • Edit for newscasts.
  • Monitor live transmissions during newscasts as well as the news rundown.


Qualifications:
  • Highly organized and used to working under tight deadlines while working on multiple, overlapping projects.
  • Proficient in non-linear editing techniques (Premiere preferred), computer literate, as well as experience with one or more newsroom systems such as AP ENPS, iNews or Dalet.
  • 3 years television news editing experience, and multiple years of experience working in a TV newsroom exercising editorial judgement
  • Must be willing to work any shift and weekend days.


To apply
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/wabc-media-manager/391/19810639

WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Investigative Reporter

WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City is seeking an experienced Investigative Reporter to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a proven reputation as a trusted investigative journalist and will be known for digging deep to uncover the truth. They will have experience in delivering strong enterprise stories. This individual is ambitious and a creative storyteller with the ability to authentically engage and connect with our audience across all platforms.
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for investigating important and complex community issues by developing valuable sources and using the latest investigative tools, including data journalism, to expose problems and find solutions
  • Be tenacious in uncovering stories to develop exclusive and compelling investigative reports
  • Expected to develop investigative story lines for daily coverage as well as working investigative angles during big breaking news stories
  • Source and generate leads in an effort to create original and impactful short term and long term content
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Fluent in Social Media with the proven ability to create a strong social media presence and leverage social media to generate stories and gather viewer input
  • Showcase dynamic organization skills in order to juggle daily and long-term investigative projects in one of the nation's top markets


Basic Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as an investigative reporter
  • Exceptional reporting, writing and interviewing skills
  • Ability and willingness to use the latest technology and production techniques to shoot, write, edit and publish content under deadline
  • Ability to uncover stories through investigation and research
  • A collaborative self-starter
  • Successful in creating and maintaining reliable contact relationships


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience as an investigative reporter within a local TV station strongly preferredl
  • On-camera experience working in a major market
  • Strong organizational, research and journalism skills

Required Education:
High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field or equivalent work experience

To Apply:
https://jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&Areq=876320BR

WABC-TV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Weather Anchor
New York's #1 station is looking for a Meteorologist who can also report. WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City is looking for a candidate who is experienced - ideally with an AMS certification - has a great on-air personality and is a fantastic storyteller.

The ideal candidate must be a dynamic journalist, communicator, storyteller and strong leader. This person is committed to telling the weather story in the most compelling way possible with an emphasis on public safety in severe weather situations. This is an individual who takes ownership of, and works collaboratively with, colleagues in crafting their parts of our newscasts. This person may be called upon to report, write and perform live shots in the field. Having the talent to shoot and/or edit video is a plus. Being present and active on social media and other digital platforms is expected.

The ideal candidate sets the tone for teamwork and excellence, across all platforms and all departments within the station and station group. The applicant must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility broadcasters have to, and with, the communities we serve.

Responsibilities:
  • Exceptional knowledge of the weather and how to communicate it across multiple platforms
  • Strong reporting, writing and interviewing skills
  • Be an expert in telling high impact stories in breaking weather coverage, and demonstrate that ability from the studio and in the field
  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as owned and distributed digital and social platforms
  • Active in using social media for promotion and news gathering

  • Demonstrated ability to move the audience between linear and digital platforms
  • A collaborative self-starter
  • Willingness to lead and mentor
  • Strong commitment to the community, expected to represent the station and participate at various community events
  • Minimum of 5years of on-camera experience
  • Top market candidates preferred

To apply:
https://jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&Areq=874809BR
WABC-TV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Newscast Producer
WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City is seeking an aggressive, motivated and dedicated Newscast Producer who will oversee all elements of a daily television newscast. Our newscast producer must build complicated, compelling, interesting newscasts in a highly competitive, high-pressure environment. A successful candidate should be active on social media and understand how to leverage those platforms for stories. Producers must work well with anchors, reporters, assignment editors, writers, directors and graphic artists. Candidates for this position should have a passion for producing, and should aspire to management positions later in their career.

Responsibilities:
  • Craft daily newscasts and manage all aspects of the broadcast
  • Pitch story ideas on a daily basis
  • Communicate well with others in the newsroom when building shows
  • Collaborate with digital team members throughout the day
  • Write clear and compelling broadcast copy
  • Execute last-minute changes in high pressure situations

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three years' experience producing at a local news station
  • Demonstrated ability work under deadline pressures and work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with strong editorial and production skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be flexible with working hours (late nights, overnights, holidays) and adaptable to change


Required Education:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field

To apply, go to:
https://jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&Areq=874806BR

WABC-TV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Director

WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City is seeking a motivated and dedicated director who will work on news and live local productions. The ideal candidate needs extensive working experience with the Ross Overdrive automated control room system. Candidates should have a strong sense of a local newscast structure plus significant hands-on experience operating in a computer-assisted environment, with the ability to work efficiently under pressure.
Responsibilities:
  • Direct daily newscast for television or our streaming services
  • Communicate well with others in the newsroom when collaborating on shows
  • Execute last-minute changes in high pressure situations

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three years directing experience at a local news station on an automated system
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability work under deadline pressures and work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Must be flexible with working hours (late nights, overnights, holidays) and adaptable to change

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Operational knowledge of the DALET Newsroom system is preferred
  • Ross Overdrive experience is preferred

Required Education:
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field


To Apply:
https://jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&Areq=874904BR

WABC-TV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Executive Producer
WABC-TV in New York City is looking for an Executive Producer to oversee all of our platforms. This EP is responsible for the overall daypart content of our newscasts, digital properties and social platforms. A successful candidate must have strong leadership skills, news judgment and excellent digital and social media abilities. You must also be familiar with the New York City news market and be able to guide, coach and mentor our staff. We need someone with a creative and competitive spirit.

Responsibilities:
  • Complete oversight for the newscasts and all content across our multiple platforms, including story selection, production and newsroom management while implementing innovative strategies to be competitive in the NY market
  • Oversee newsroom and editorial decisions while ensuring content is consistent and appropriate
  • Design and implement strategies to engage and build audiences across platforms
  • Collaborate and mentor producers and newsroom staff
  • Conflict resolution and engage appropriate teams to resolve any issues that arise in the newsroom
  • Managing staffing needs and schedules

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of producing experience in a top 5 market or previous newsroom management experience
  • Demonstrated ability work under deadline pressures and work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change


Preferred Education
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Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field

To Apply:
https://xjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&Areq=874807BR#jobDetails=878561_5039

WABC-TV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.