Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Find out about Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV.

2024 EEO Report

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WABC-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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WABC Business Manager, WABC-TV & LIVE with Kelly & Mark

About the Role and Team

Disney Entertainment's eight-owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. WABC-TV has been the leader in local news and entertainment programming in the New York City area for more than 60 years. Producing more than 45 hours of live, local news and weather each week, Channel 7 "Eyewitness News" is the most-watched local news in New York and the United States. Quality news and programming, groundbreaking technology, and ongoing community outreach are the hallmarks of excellence that have consistently kept WABC-TV New York's No. 1 station and the most-watched television station in the nation!

The WABC-TV & Live with Kelly & Mark Show (LWKM) Business Manager position is broadly responsible for financial accounting, reporting, planning & analysis on both the corporate and management operations levels!

What You Will Do

In conjunction with each member of our small finance team, the Business Manager is expected to be multi-skilled across a broad range of finance and operating systems and functions and regularly assists in other areas including payroll, credit & collections, procure-to-pay, Concur T&E, HR and in operational support of our entire WABC / LWKM team.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, analyze and present annual plans, quarterly forecasts and long range plans (financial & capital) for each of WABC's operating departments.
  • Advise leadership and operating managers on financial performance against plans, goals and targets and propose creative solutions to help meet targets.
  • Quarterly financial closing analyses and reporting for The Walt Disney Company and WABC Management requirements.
  • Analyze capital spending plans to project depreciation and amortization expenses.
  • Process accounts payable, purchase orders, Concur T&E expense accounts, payroll and facilities work orders for WABC / LWKM.
  • Resolve system, business partner, vendor, and employee issues.
  • Assist in researching credit and sales order acceptance.
  • Expense account analyses and reconciliations.
  • Assist production, technical, administrative, and operating teams with all operating issues, including operating, facility and field needs.
  • Perform ad hoc requests and special projects for station, division and corporate management.
  • Understand and ensure adherence to TWDC, Division and WABC / LWKM policies, CBA work and pay rules and other control requirements.
  • Develop a wide range of collaborative partnerships across WABC / LWKM and TWDC Finance, Corporate and Administrative teams.

Required Qualifications & Skills;

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a finance role, preferably in the news and broadcast industry
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requirements.
  • Strong understanding of Excel, SAP, Concur, Kronos, Wide Orbit, and other systems used by WABC / LWKM.

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.

The hiring range for this position is $93,000 to $124,000 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

To apply, click here.

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Desk Assistant - Part Time

Disney Entertainment's eight-owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. WABC-TV has been the leader in local news and entertainment programming in the New York City area for more than 60 years. Producing more than 45 hours of live local news and weather each week, Channel 7's "Eyewitness News" is the most-watched local news in New York and the United States. Quality news and programming, groundbreaking technology, and ongoing community outreach are the hallmarks of excellence that have consistently kept WABC-TV New York's No. 1 station and the most-watched television station in the nation!

What You Will Do

WABC-TV is seeking a Desk Assistant for part-time employment within the news department in support of the daily production of news and other content across all platforms for Eyewitness News! This entry-level position will introduce you to the inner workings of a top newsroom. This position is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company-designated location on an ongoing basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Running teleprompter for all live and recorded newscasts, in-studio shoots, sports shows, etc.
  • Pulling file video for reporters and newscasts
  • Updating, printing, and delivering scripts to talent for newscasts
  • Logging video for news conferences, awards shows pursuits, etc.
  • Supporting the assignment desk, following up on tips or leads, answering phones, making calls as needed
  • Setting up and recording Zoom interviews
  • Assist Digital team with clipping video from newscasts for the website
  • Provide additional newsroom support and handle duties as assigned
  • Provide support in the field for live events, parades, on-location shows, etc.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 3 days a week
  • Must be willing to work various shifts as needed, including early morning, overnight, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to use social media like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, etc. to help research stories
  • Ability to work quickly and under continuous deadlines required
  • Minimum of one-year prior experience, either through an internship or college newsroom

Preferred Qualifications: Prior newsroom internship experience or college newsroom experience

Required Education: College degree or current college attendance required (senior year preferred)

To Apply, Click Here

The pay rate for this role in New York is $20.89 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered. To learn more about our benefits visit: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.

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WABC - Entertainment Reporter

Disney Entertainment's eight-owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. WABC-TV has been the leader in local news and entertainment programming in the New York City area for more than 60 years. Producing more than 45 hours of live, local news and weather each week, Channel 7 "Eyewitness News" is the most-watched local news in New York and the United States. Quality news and programming, groundbreaking technology, and ongoing community outreach are the hallmarks of excellence that have consistently kept WABC-TV New York's No. 1 station and the most-watched television station in the nation!

WABC is looking for an experienced entertainment reporter with the ability to engage and connect with our audience authentically! The qualified candidate will demonstrate excellent on-camera reporting skills and be able to host special programming for events related to the entertainment industry, local lifestyle content, and the arts. This position requires strong contacts in the entertainment industry, with an emphasis on film and theater. While this role is assigned to WABC, the candidate will be required to create content that will be shared throughout the ABC OTV stations as well as other ABC/Disney platforms.

This role requires a self-starter who can multi-task and understands how to produce specialized content for various platforms. Great communication skills and a team-oriented demeanor is crucial, as well as the ability to represent our organization at community-facing events.

Responsibilities:

  • On air performance
  • Researching, Writing and Reporting

This is a full-time staff position. The position is covered under the SAG-AFTRA - WABC-TV Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of on-air reporting experience in a top local market
  • A strong understanding of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat, and YouTube)
  • Must be able to research, set up, edit, and write content daily
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere
  • Proven track record multitask and thriving in a high-pressure news environment
  • Capability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong newsgathering abilities
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Proven knowledge of basic HTML
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to accommodate special events, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills required

Preferred Qualification

3+ years reporting experience in top 10 Market

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

The hiring range for this position in New York is $180,000 to $200,000 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Click here to apply.

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WABC Digital Producer - Daily Hire

The Disney-owned station WABC in New York City is looking for an experienced daily hire digital producer with the ability to connect with our audience. The ideal candidate must be a dynamic and compelling journalist and communicator who will oversee all elements of a daily television newscast. This team member will work collaboratively with producers, writers, directors, anchors, reporters, graphic artists and other newsroom leaders. The applicant must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility broadcasters have to, and with, the communities we serve. This team member will produce for all platforms and dayparts, including early mornings, nights and weekends.

Eyewitness News seeks a digital content producer who can create, edit, and produce material for our digital, social, and connected TV platforms. You will work in a high-energy, non-stop news environment to help us on breaking news and to create compelling content that our users will want to share.

Curiosity and willingness to learn are important. Some of the day-to-day duties include writing stories, producing breaking news, creating original videos, producing live streams, optimizing content for more reach and impact, and helping to create content for social media and engage our audience.

Daily Hire is an employee hired to work on a daily basis with no requirement of a regular schedule.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Creating content across current and future platforms with storytelling that is optimized for each screen and reflective of the diversity of our audience.
  • Use SEO (search engine optimization) and data tools to make editorial decisions
  • Managing social and multi-platform content for station accounts
  • Working with newsroom leaders and other content producers to create synergy across all platforms on station content

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree (related degree preferred in Journalist, Multimedia/Production, etc.)
  • Background in journalism or related discipline
  • An 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
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop (or similar programs)
  • Proficient with AP style
  • Must be willing to work mornings, evenings, and weekends

The pay rate for this daily hire role in New York is $42.375 per hour.

Click here to apply.