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.
2021 EEO Report

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IT Specialist
WABC-TV's Information Technology Specialist will perform an integral role implementing, maintaining, and supporting all departments and day-to-day operations in the facility required to deliver our product to the viewers on multiple platforms.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the technology team on maintenance and integration of new technologies with existing infrastructure, and ensuring they are conforming to company standards, security policies and regulations..

  • Troubleshoot and remediate complex systems in a fast-paced time sensitive live production and broadcast operation. Analyze root cause to determine operational or technical issues and take necessary corrective action to prevent the issue from reoccurring..

  • Participate with writing and collaborating on technical documentation and standard operating procedures written for both technical and non-technical audience..
  • Interact with end users in News, Programming, Production and Creative Services on systems. Provide direction and training to them when issues arise during the day-to-day operations..
  • Planning and executing technical requirements for local and remote special events..
  • Other duties as directed by Technology Department..
  • WABC-TV is a 24x7x365 broadcast facility as such non-regular hours including weekends and holidays will be required.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Effective communication with members of the Technology team and an ability to communicate across the organization at all levels.
  • Applicants must have strong knowledge and experience working with Active Directory, Apple and Microsoft desktop/server environments, TCP/IP and Cisco Networking, and Server Virtualization (VMWare) and SAN infrastructure.
  • In depth experience supporting a broad range of technology such as mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and enterprise class servers.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Highly organized and capable of monitoring and responding to high volumes of various forms of electronic communication
  • Proficient with one or more scripting languages like VB/.BAT/PowerShell and also have experience with MS SQL database management

Preferred Education:
  • Formal education in Computer Science/Network Engineering/Data Communications, or equivalent experience in a technical position.

To apply:
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/it-specialist/391/19464258
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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Assistant News Director

WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City is seeking an aggressive, enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Assistant News Director who will supervise the daily operation of the newsroom and guide coverage across all platforms. Our Assistant News Director will execute the overall vision of delivering meaningful breaking news and impactful community-based stories in New York and will directly supervise executive producers and other news managers on day to day coverage.

A successful candidate must have strong leadership skills, news judgment and thrives on creating content that stands out. You must also be familiar with the New York City news market and be able to guide, coach and mentor our staff.

This position will report directly to the Vice President/News Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily operation of the newsroom and guide coverage across all platforms
  • Collaborates closely with our internal and external partners on all content, marketing and promotional strategies while implementing innovative tactics to be competitive in the NY market and grow audiences
  • Leads news managers on all daily linear programming and digital and social news content; makes operational decisions on content and logistics
  • Responsible for all daily news coverage, including breaking news
  • Supervises executive producers and other newsroom managers on both linear and non-linear news content and Conflict resolution on any issues that arise in the newsroom
  • Responsible for recruiting and hiring operational newsroom personnel in collaboration with VP/News Director


Basic Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate must have top market experience in a local news station, a proven record of ratings and digital success, strong leadership/mentoring skills and excellent news judgment
  • Minimum of 5 years of local news management experience and major understanding of news content in the digital/social world
  • Must be a strong leader with the ability to make decisions on daily content and logistics in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to excel in a demanding and ever-changing newsroom
  • Detail-oriented with strong editorial and production skills with an understanding of the importance of marketing as it relates to delay converge
  • A keen understanding of which types of content and storytelling styles work best for various platforms
  • 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

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.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/assistant-news-director-wabc/391/18322270

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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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 preferred
  • On-camera experience working in a major market
  • Strong organizational, research and journalism skills


Preferred Education:

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

To Apply:

https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/investigative-reporter/391/19269660

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 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
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/executive-producer-wabc/391/19239857

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:
  • The ideal candidate must have top market producing experience 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.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/newscast-producer-wabc/391/19082033

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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