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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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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Director
WABC-TV New York City is seeking a full time director to join our Eyewitness News team to work on news and live local productions. The ideal candidate needs extensive working experience with the Ross Overdrive automated control room system. Candidate should have a strong sense of a local newscast structure plus significant hands-on experience operating in a computer-assisted environment, with the ability to work efficiently under pressure. Operational knowledge of the DALET Newsroom systems is preferred. This position interacts with various departments and requires exceptional organizational and leadership skills. This is a DGA represented position.

To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 596922BR.

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 Producer
WABC-TV in New York City is looking for an Executive Producer to oversee our 11pm newscast. This manager is responsible for the content, look and tone of this major broadcast and our digital 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 and coach our staff. This position requires the ability to work under deadline pressures. We need someone with a creative and competitive spirit. You will need experience as a newsroom manager in a large/medium size market to be considered for this position.

To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 596921BR.

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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Senior Digital Producer
WABC-TV, Eyewitness News seeks an experienced and motivated person to help lead our digital and social media team. The right candidate will be a strong journalist with a passion for storytelling who has a proven track record of producing quality digital and social media content, including video and live video events, across multiple platforms.

Strong management and interpersonal skills are critical. Collaboration with senior managers and exceptional leadership skills are required. Some of the job duties include overseeing digital story production and distribution; helping to develop digital and social media strategies; setting benchmarks for the team; working with newsroom staff and across departments to help others develop skills and produce digital and social content.

The ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of analytics tools such as Omniture, Chartbeat, Crowdtangle, etc. to make audience-driven decisions, excellent writing and editing skills, experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop), ability to manage multiple projects at once, and knowledge of trends in the digital/social space.

To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #587428BR.

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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