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.
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2021 EEO Report

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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-director-wabc-tv/391/18862587

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Executive Assistant, WABC-TV

This position will provide administrative support for WABC-TV's President & General Manager.

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.

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/executive-assistant/391/18909235

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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Executive Producer, Programming
WABC-TV, News York's number on station and the most watched station on the country, seeks an Executive Producer in the Programming Department. The EP, Programming, will responsible for all production aspects of non-news content from inception to distribution. This role includes managing both staff and temporary employees and scheduling both union and non-union employees to produce, shoot and edit in various locations throughout the NY DMA locations as well as in the station's studios. This role will be a liaison to other content creators throughout The Walt Disney Company and collaboration and will work daily with colleagues in News, Marketing, Graphics, Legal, Technology, PR and Sales to optimize the distribution monetization of material across all the company's platforms. There is also a heavy emphasis on working directly with station clients and partners.

Responsibilities:
  • Create long and medium-form content for all WABC linear, digital and social platforms
  • Research, interview, script and produce for formats ranging for studio, field and branded content
  • Shoot and edit independently when needed
  • Communicate across the station and the company

Basic Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of media servers, control rooms and live remotes is critical
  • Strong knowledge shared digital video editing workflows and newsroom computer systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to build, manage and lead a team

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Entertainment long-form producing
  • Non-linear editing with Adobe Premiere or similar

Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education

Preferred Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or Journalism


To apply: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/executive-producer-programming-wabc-tv/391/18549434

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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