Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV

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.

2018 EEO Report

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Multimedia Promotion and Content Producer
WABC-TV, New York's #1 station, seeks a Multimedia Promotion and Content Producer. We are looking for a hard-working, highly gifted producer who shoots, edits, and writes promo copy that pops off the page.

You'll work alongside a team of producers in our Audience Development department, which functions as an in-house advertising agency, to produce engaging content for Programming, Sales/Marketing, Public Affairs, the abc7NY brands, and, above all, Eyewitness News, the #1 local news station in the nation.

You may also get the opportunity to spearhead original digital series that cater to your passions and interests. You have a creative vision for everything you do, you are brimming with ideas, and you bang out killer content in a New York minute!

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conceptualize, shoot, produce, write, and edit high-end promos
2. Create custom and original content for social/digital platforms, driving tune-in and engagement
3. Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly creative environment on miscellaneous projects

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1. A minimum of 3 years of work experience in Creative Services, Promotions, Audience Development, Advertising, Marketing, Digital Media, Production, or similar field
2. Superior knowledge of non-linear editing (e.g, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid)
3. High level of skill with video cameras and lighting
4. Versatility to write all manner of memorable copy that is crisp, clear, and concise with a unique voice
5. Experience working in a deadline-driven news environment is a plus
6. A professional, positive attitude; an exacting attention to detail; an understanding of how to sell, market, and promote; and the confidence to take initiative without supervision.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #628452BR.
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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General Assignment Reporter
WABC-TV, the ABC Owned local TV and digital content provider in New York City, seeks an experienced, highly motivated, creative general assignment reporter.

Qualified candidates must be great writers, have strong live presentation skills and some familiarity with the nation's #1 market. Ability to shoot, edit and publish is essential. Must also be able to demonstrate strong social & digital media skills. Successful candidate is expected to shoot and/or edit their own material some of the time.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #625785BR.
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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EP, Digital Innovation, Content and Strategy
In collaboration with all content, news and marketing teams, you will help lead our best-in-class journalists and storytellers with experimentation both on- and off-platform. You will be at the center of ABC7NY's future success, with a full understanding of our multiplatform audience, driving video storytelling innovation. You will work to provide strategic guidance and actionable insights to serve all our digital audiences.

This position is expected to lead our efforts at digital content creation, distribution and engagement across all dayparts. The ability to lead and work collaboratively with talent, reporters, producers, marketers, photographers and managers on short and long-range projects is critical.

Primary duties:

1. Innovate our content: You will be our leader in creating an incubator for experimentation and setting priorities for making distinctive original content that drives engagement in all ABC7NY platforms.

2. Measure, learn and adapt: establish and maintain a process and workflow that fosters an environment of learning from data as we continue to develop innovative video content for all platforms. This will include creating experiments, analyzing results, and advising content creation/marketing across a variety of customer-facing channels and touchpoints.

3. Identify community and influencer trends with an eye toward creating content that will both engage individually and work at scale.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven digital success. You know what content to create and how to interpret the data to do more of what is resonating with the audience and less of what's not.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills that foster collaboration and innovation

  • Ability to recognize, create and communicate priorities and strategies as well as market opportunities and challenges to drive growth and performance improvement

  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.


To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #623429BR.

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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Stage Manager
WABC-TV is looking for a studio floor director for fast-paced news and public affairs programming. This position will act as primary liaison between control room, on-air talent, and stage crew.

Candidates must have the ability to decipher scripts/rundowns as they relate to talent cues and camera assignments; be able to take charge and work in a fast-changing breaking news environment. Must and have shift flexibility and be willing to work long hours when events dictate.

3-5 years prior Stage Manager/Associate Director experience in live news programming preferred.

This is a DGA represented position.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #623437BR.

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 Producer
WABC-TV is looking for a highly motivated producer to build a complicated, compelling, interesting newscast in 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. Candidates should be active on social media and understand how to leverage those platforms for stories. You must work well with reporters, assignment editors, writers and other producers, and be able to manage up as well as down. Understanding the importance of utilizing and writing to video is vital. Outstanding writing and copy editing skills are necessary.

Candidates for this position should love producing newscasts, and should aspire to management positions later in their careers. This is not a position for beginners.

Experience 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 log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #620186BR. 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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Community Journalist

WABC-TV, the Disney-ABC Owned station in New York, NY, is looking for innovative multi-platform journalists who are ready to start or advance their careers by becoming part of a new effort to shape the future of video storytelling and make a positive difference in the communities we serve by creating great local content.

We want self-sufficient storytellers who can create memorable content for our digital, social media and broadcast platforms. You must be able to take a story from concept to completion every day. Successful candidates will join a corps of community journalists who will report hyper-local stories from neighborhoods where they live. We regard this as an entry-level position and we will mentor you to prepare for future career opportunities. You should be as comfortable in front of the camera as you are behind it and truly love the art of telling a good story.

You will be expected to produce various styles for various platforms. You must be able to research, set-up, shoot, edit, and write content on a daily basis. Experience with Adobe Premiere and/or Dalet One-Cut is a plus.

We want respected, knowledgeable, and ethical station representatives. You must be willing to be assigned to live in a specific community in order to cultivate contacts and root-out great, exclusive, unique local stories and you must be willing to work any day, any shift.

Candidates should submit work showing cool, creative and innovative uses of video, images, graphics, writing, shooting and editing.

To apply, please go to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #605880BR.

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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Assignment Editor
WABC-TV Eyewitness News is looking for an experienced, creative and aggressive assignment desk editor to join New York's #1 Station. Candidate must possess strong editorial judgment and be able to react quickly to breaking news both editorially and logistically. In this role, the assignment desk editor will also monitor trending digital sources, which includes content and social monitoring platforms like "CrowdTangle" in addition to uncovering engaging content that drives social engagement on all our ABC7NY platforms. Must be able to identify follow-up stories, build sources, quickly access research information and direct crews in a high-pressure environment. Complete knowledge of the New York Metropolitan Area is essential. Must be willing and able to work flexible hours and under tight deadline pressure.

To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 605180BR.

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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Executive Director of Technology
The Executive Director of Technology at WABC will oversee the operations and maintenance functions of technical personnel, equipment, infrastructure, and building facilities to ensure a smooth and efficient operation for broadcast, production and NexGen endeavors. This person will also assist the Division Technology team in the development of long-term goals and action plans to ensure smooth implementations of new technologies to meet company-wide goals.

Responsibilities:
* Operate WABC in compliance with all FCC OSHA and FAA regulations as well as all company policies and procedures
* Oversee the management and development of WABC technology personnel
* Facilitate short and long-term technical projects to insure proper execution and implementation
* Assist Division Technology in the development of long-term goals and action plans to ensure smooth implementations of new technologies to meet company-wide goals.
* Troubleshoot and repair complex equipment used in daily operation including equipment associated with broadcast operations, network infrastructure, transmission facilities, production control rooms, etc.
* Develop and manage operational budgets and maintain proper documentation.

Basic Qualifications:
* Minimum of 8 years of technical management experience working in a broadcast facility
* Proven experience in leading a diverse team of technologists to set and accomplish organizational goals
* Effectively managing complex projects and operational budgets
* Strong IT based skills, networking and IP video distribution infrastructure, with knowledge of SMPTE 2110 and SMPTE 2022 beneficial.
* RF experience is necessary.
* Knowledge of planning, technical design, construction, maintenance and operation of all aspects of broadcast facilities.
* Able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills
* Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills with the ability to direct and motivate the technical staff and work well with all station departments.

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

To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 600741BR.

WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, 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 or protected veteran status.

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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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