Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV

NEW YORK -- Find out about Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV.
2022 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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Weekend News Photographer
WABC-TV's News Photographer will work closely with Assignment Desk, News Reporters and Managers to ensure the timely production of newscasts and special projects. This position will work Saturday/Sunday and 3 TBA weekdays.

Responsibilities:
  • Successful candidates will have experience in daily local newsgathering.
  • Work as a team or independently to portray compelling stories from concept tocompletion.
  • The ability to work under deadline, multi-task and prioritize assignments.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have at least 1 year daily ENG newsgathering including shooting, editing and live shots. Working with a reporter or alone.
  • Must be willing to work any shift and holidays.
  • Candidates MUST know how to operate a MW live truck.

  • Clean driving record.
  • Must be able tolift andcarry a minimum of30pounds of equipment.
  • Knowledge of the tri-state area is important.


Required Education:
High school degree or equivalent

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's Degree

To apply:
https://disney.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/disneycareer/job/New-York-NY-USA/WABC---Weekend-Photographer_10017610

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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Maintenance Engineer
Responsibilities:
  • Installation and maintenance of broadcasting and production facilities.

  • Work independently and as part of a team;

  • Troubleshooting and providing solutions as situations develop in a 24x7 broadcasting environment.

  • Shift work involving early mornings, days, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years of broadcast maintenance experience providing technical support for broadcast television, live program origination, and post-production environments.

  • A strong technical background in HD and SD digital video and audio systems, with a minimum of 3 years of technical maintenance experience.

  • Be able to install, configure and maintain broadcast and production equipment.

  • Have a broad knowledge of broadcast signals and test procedures and be able to use test equipment to identify and diagnose problems.

  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve in-depth problems in an efficient manner.

  • Be able to perform at a high level while working in an extremely fast-paced and often unpredictable production environment.

  • Possess a high standard for quality work.

  • Experience with digital video servers, routing switchers, and production control room equipment.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with high-power microwave transmitters/receivers and antenna systems.

  • Experience in the maintenance of a satellite downlink facility.

  • Strong PC and networking skills.


Required Education
College Degree plus a minimum of three years directly related work experience. Requisite experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.

To apply:
https://disney.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/disneycareer/job/New-York-NY-USA/WACB---Maintenance-Engineer_10017609

Digital Content Producer - Temporary
WABC-TV's Eyewitness News seeks a temporary / freelance digital content producer to create, edit, and produce material for our digital, social, and connected TV platforms.
This producer must be a self-starter who thrives in a high-energy, nonstop news environment to help our digital team lead on breaking news and create compelling content that our users will want to share.
Responsibilities:
  • Writing breaking and daily news stories

  • Producing other content for our website, abc7ny.com

  • Creating original social videos, running live-streaming coverage, optimizing content for more reach and impact

  • Helping to manage our social media presence and engage our audience.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a newsroom (or college/university equivalent experience)

  • Strong news judgment

  • Solid video production skills (such as Adobe Premiere)

  • An excellent communicator who is very knowledgeable in best practices for digital and social media.

  • Must be willing to work mornings, evenings, and weekends to deliver consistently strong content across all platforms to ensure Eyewitness News always goes above and beyond to be New York's No. 1 news.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree (preferred in Journalism, TV/Production, etc)

To apply:
https://disney.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/disneycareer/job/New-York-NY-USA/WABC---Digital-Producer---Temporary_10016252

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 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.
Responsibilities :
  • 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
  • Writing stories from a variety of sources
  • Ability to produce a variety of content for social platforms

  • Collaborate with other content makers to maximize the sharing of our content in a multi-platform way
  • Understanding of SEO and how to use data insights to make editorial and marketing decisions

Basic Qualifications :
  • Minimum of one year experience in a production or newsroom environment
  • 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


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

To apply:
https://disney.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/disneycareer/job/New-York-NY-USA/WABC-Digital-Content-Producer_10015266

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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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 to 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://disney.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/disneycareer/job/New-York-NY-USA/WABC-Newscast-Producer_10015289

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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Vice President - News Director, WABC-TV
The VP - News Director is responsible for the news product across all platforms for the station as well as managing strategies and teams to develop content that connects with the community in a way that drives audience and revenue growth.

The VP - News Director is a key leader within the station, upholding our commitment to quality journalism and the communities we serve while driving modernization of the newsroom and maintaining a dynamic culture that embraces change and innovation.

This leader will work closely with the General Manager on the development of a clear vision for the future of our local business and will be effective in communicating, motivating and inspiring their team in executing that vision via hands-on leadership, optimism, strategic risk-taking and focused metrics of success. He or she will be an innovative thinker who, in partnership with the General Manager, can develop strategies that evolve the brand from not only being the place to go for breaking news, but also where consumers can expect to find localized high quality, high impact journalism and content.

The VP - News Director will work across ABC OTV with other News Directors and key leaders to drive collective growth and success.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead the efforts and responsible for the development and implementation of a content strategy that attracts and engages audiences across platforms
  • Directs and manages the overall newsroom operations to drive "ethical results" (meet or exceed KPIs) including established goals/objectives to help drive ratings, audience, video, and market share
  • Oversee and evolve the brand to maximize its impact, relevancy and connection with local audiences.
  • Lead a premium multi-platform news organization including a vast and diverse team of talent across various roles and disciplines
  • Key partner with the General Sales leadership and sales teams in the ideation and development of content that aligns to the strategic goals in order to meet/exceed local advertising budgets/forecasts and monetize audiences across all platforms
  • Continue to identify more effective and efficient approaches to operations and processes throughout the newsroom
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with community leaders as a key member of the stations' leadership team
  • Seek out opportunities to contribute to the local market area for the betterment of the community
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a strong team, including on-air talent; provide guidance and coaching to maximize their performance and accelerate their professional growth
  • Champion data and analytics to drive multi-platform content, product and platform optimization as well as accountability across the newsroom
  • Execute all corporate policies/objectives while maintaining the highest level of ethics and industry standards
  • Establish and maintain an innovative and highly collaborative culture atmosphere that promotes novel idea generation, open communication, respect for others and excellence
  • Create a diverse, collaborative, fun and stimulating work environment
  • Collaborate with other parts of OTV and TWDC to advance the group's interests and leverage assets
  • Grow and develop unified OTT strategies to create / aggregate content in to streaming platforms
  • Drive business and partnership development efforts to drive modernization and further group goals


Basic Qualifications:
  • Proven leadership experience within a newsroom at a medium or large DMA local broadcast station or other news organizations
  • A participative leadership approach that fosters collaboration and innovation
  • Ability to recognize, create and communicate priorities, strategies as well as market opportunities and challenges to drive growth and performance improvement
  • Attention to detail, project management skills, and the ability to effectively lead and manage in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Understanding of FCC rules and regulations
  • Experience working with unions and contract negotiations


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Understanding of marketing and audience development in a multi-platform environment
  • Knowledge of the New York City/metro market
  • Experience managing budgeting processes and strategic planning


Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field or relevant equivalent experience

To Apply
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/vice-president-news/391/34293137136

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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WABC-TV - VP - Community Engagement and Development
The VP - Community Engagement and Development is responsible for ideating and managing campaigns, initiatives, and special projects that benefit communities across the Tri-State region.

The VP - Community Engagement and Development is a key leader at WABC-TV, upholding the station's commitment to serving local communities and cultures, while also advancing the causes of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The leader will work closely with the General Manager / President of WABC-TV on the development of a clear vision for the future of our local outreach efforts and our local business, and with key leaders and team members across multiple departments (e.g., News, Marketing, Programming, Sales, etc.) at WABC-TV and within OTV and DMED to drive innovation and growth of our community engagement endeavors, priorities, and goals.

Responsibilities:
  • Creates new community outreach efforts across the market and grows existing partnerships
  • Identifies and cultivates outreach opportunities in key counties to enhance audience development efforts
  • Aligns news, programming, marketing, and talent with cause-related events and campaigns
  • Expands and modernizes existing community campaigns, events, and special projects and develops new internal partnerships across Disney properties
  • Oversees schedule of talent participation in community events
  • Connects station and community initiatives with synergy opportunities across the ABC Owned Television Stations (OTV) and Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED)
  • Elevates DE&I initiatives within the station and across OTV
  • Works closely with the local belong team to broaden internal and external multicultural presence
  • Partners with OTV community leads to amplify community initiatives and aligns station efforts with DMED community priorities
  • Localizes Disney Corporate Social Responsibility and community-service initiatives
  • Manages the department's annual operating budget and oversees the station's donation pool
  • Leverages community and station initiatives to maximize sales and revenue opportunities
  • Provides resources, expertise, and input to station's weekly public affairs programs, Here and Now and Tiempo
  • Helps to manage and traffic Public Service Announcements that air on station platforms and across OTV


Basic Qualifications:
  • History in development of multi-platform content
  • Ability to foster, develop, and expand relationships with local leaders, partners, and organizations to achieve success with important community initiatives and events.

  • Adept at communicating, motivating, and inspiring team members, and should be a strong, proactive, adaptable leader, a strategic thinker, and a passionate supporter of the communities we serve.


Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree

To Apply:
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/vp-community-engagement-and-development/391/34472551792

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 Assistant, WABC-TV

Do you have deep experience supporting a very high-level executive? Are you known for keeping your cool under pressure? Can you interact with the most senior levels of management? If you're nodding your head, then an Executive Support Professional position in WABC-TV at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

The ABC Owned Television Stations Group oversees the owned and operated stations of ABC across the United States. These stations include WABC-TV in New York; KABC-TV in Los Angeles; WLS-TV in Chicago; WPVI-TV in Philadelphia; KGO-TV in San Francisco; KTRK-TV in Houston; WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, NC; and KFSN-TV in Fresno, CA.

Our Executive Support Professionals are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply essential. You'd be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team and would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us - apply today!

This position supports the WABC-TV's President & General Manager.

You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leader you support. The Executive Assistant completes a wide variety of administrative tasks for the President & General Manager, including; managing an extremely active calendar; completing expense reports; composing and preparing confidential communications; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; taking precise meeting minutes, and identifying and following-up on action items, managing scheduling conflicts, and keeping the President & General Manager and their schedule on track.

The relationship you form with the executive(s) you support is critical because that's what enables you to become a true partner. In addition to understanding your executive's business -- and business needs -- inside and out, you'll also need deep knowledge of the leadership and workings of WABC-TV and related departments across the Disney enterprise. As the "face" of your executive(s) within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty, and attitude reflect the office and are a key component to its success.

Responsibilities:
  • General Support
  • Provide overall administrative support including but not limited to
  • phone support
  • maintaining busy calendar and day-to-day meetings
  • interact with a wide variety of ABC and external contacts on behalf of the General Manager
  • Coordinate business travel, including trip logistics and itinerary, meeting coordination and remote support
  • Compile and submit Travel & Expense reports
  • Handle all scheduling
  • 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


Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience providing executive support to a senior executive
  • 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.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/wabc-executive-assistant/391/33364032464

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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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 to 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=977776BR

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.