Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV

NEW YORK -- 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.

2019 EEO Report

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Weekend Executive Producer
WABC-TV in New York City is looking for a Weekend Executive Producer to oversee all of our platforms. This EP is responsible for the overall 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 weekend 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 10 years previously in news production at a top 5 market
  • Local television experience with 5 plus years managing a large team
  • 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
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field


To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #737600BR or
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/weekend-executive-producer-walt-disney-television/391/14820245

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 or protected veteran status.

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Motion Graphics Producer

WABC-TV, New York's #1 station, seeks an energetic and talented Motion Design Producer with exceptional visual effects abilities and concept development to work with our busy in-house creative team on Eyewitness News and Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Responsibilities:
  • Conceptualize and design animations for daytime's #1 syndicated entertainment talk show and the nation's most watched local news.
  • Work with a team of artists in creating visual support for various departments within WABC.
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven, creative environment.
  • Help lead the constant refresh of our brands
  • Stay current on design trends, productions and software.


Basic Qualifications:
  1. Must have 5+ years of experience in motion graphics design for television. A college degree in design or equivalent experience, news background a plus.
  2. Qualified candidates must have in-depth knowledge of C4D, Adobe AE, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  3. Candidate must have a strong sense of typography and composition. Plus, stylistic versatility.
  4. Ability to interpret producer ideas and communicate effectively.
  5. Able to work with green screen for tracking, keying within animation.
  6. A team player, professional attitude, takes initiative on work load and working to improve on-air product.
  7. Utilizing internal systems and understanding templates as well as hardware/software such as; Adobe Premier, Google Earth Pro 3d Maps, Ross Expression (automated systems), web design and scripting. Be open to learning these and/or anything new required.


Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.


To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #742220BR or
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/motion-graphics-producer-wabc-tv/391/15012079

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 or protected veteran status.

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Data Journalism Fellowship, WABC-TV New York
As a Data Journalism Fellow for WABC-TV, New York, part of the ABC Owned Television Stations, you will be charged with finding great local stories within the vast amounts of data that exist about our cities to support both investigative work and day to day consumer stories. You will be part of a first of its kind local data journalism team, with the goal of infusing high-impact data journalism into ABC's newsrooms and content. You will be expected to regularly pitch and produce data-driven stories with creativity and originality across platforms.
Responsibilities:
  • Identify, quire and analyze data sets of potential interest to ABC OTV
  • Track data releases in your specific market
  • Analyze and organize data and pitch stories based around data mining process
  • Develop digital content based in data but supported by context
  • Be an advocate and resource for data journalism within your newsroom


Basic Qualifications:
  • Ability to identify stories of interest and develop story angles from data
  • Basic competence with Excel; data journalism experience preferred
  • Ability to write quickly and accurately
  • Strong presentation and pitch skills to advocate for data journalism in the newsroom
  • Ability to work collaboratively, collaborating with reporters, producers and writers to produce stories
  • Self-starter able to work independently
  • Technical aptitude to learn new software skills
  • Understanding of local news market
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy
  • Up to date on developments, trends and tools in the data journalism space


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Stories published by local or national news providers and/or an academic institution
  • Experience working in a local newsroom environment and passion for local journalism
  • Programming, coding and design / data visualization skills are a plus
  • Basic video production skills are a plus


Required Education
  • Degree or equivalent, data journalism degree preferred but not required, or equivalent years of experience


To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #737464BR or
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/data-journalism-fellowship-wabc-tv-new-york/391/14820249

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 or protected veteran status.

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Digital Content Producer
WABC-TV, Eyewitness News, seeks a creative digital content producer who loves to create video and has a passion for social media. Part of this position involves leading our digital and social efforts on the weekend. This producer must thrive in a high-energy, nonstop news environment to help us excel on breaking news and 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.

The producer must have experience working in a newsroom, and have strong news judgment, solid video production skills (such as Adobe Premiere), be an excellent communicator and stay on top of best practices for digital and social media. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver consistently strong content across all platforms to ensure Eyewitness News always goes above and beyond to be New York's No. 1 source of news.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition # 729292BR or https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/interactive-digital-journalist/391/14333974

No telephone 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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News Writer/Producer
WABC-TV is looking for a highly motivated 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 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, log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #669515BR. Please include a letter, resume, references, and a link to a complete newscast.

No telephone 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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Part-Time Graphic Designer
WABC-TV seeks a Part-Time Media Designer/Artist to work 3 days / week in the Art Department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in electronic graphics, animations and support. Must be extremely knowledgeable and proficient with the Macintosh Operating System and Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and After Effects a plus. Graphic Design and Communication Arts education and/or training needed.

To apply, please send resume / cover letter 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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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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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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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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