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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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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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 #669516BR.
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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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 # 669517BR.

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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Desk Assistant
WABC-TV is looking for a Part-Time Desk Assistant. This is an opportunity to learn newsroom and production skills at the #1 station in New York.

Duties include:
  • Making sure anchors have all scripts
  • Pulling file video needed for newscasts
  • Assisting producers and assignment editors
  • Performing other duties as needed


The ideal candidate will have previous experience working or interning at a television or digital media outlet.

Must be willing to work early mornings, nights, and weekends.

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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Sales Development Manager
WABC-TV is looking for a Sales Development Manager to help with our client solutions efforts. Through this individual's strategic and consultative guidance, we are looking to create effective multi-platform presentations and other materials that will enhance our revenue-generating opportunities.

Responsibilities:
1. Create revenue generating presentations
2. Collaborate with Account Executives and Managers to address our clients' needs
3. Represent our Client Solutions Team internally and externally
4. Strengthen skill sets of those people in the department who can further help to generate revenue

Basic Qualifications:
1. Broad knowledge of Integrated Marketing, Ad Sales Research and General Market/ Station Intelligence, which is imperative for an effective collaboration with our Sales and Marketing Teams
2. Proficiency in Power Point and Excel
3. Strong writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:
1. A design background with a working knowledge of graphics, Photo Shop and Illustrator.

To apply, please go to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #666251BR.

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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Digital Technology Manager
WABC-TV is seeking an experienced, hands-on manager who will facilitate continued evolution of content production and delivery through multiple services including digital platforms, traditional broadcast, and third party providers. The candidate will be joining an innovative, creative and competitive team.

Responsibilities:
Candidate will participate in conceptualization, design, and implementation of new technologies, as well as ongoing operation to support a fast-paced newsroom focused on breaking news in the New York DMA.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Qualified applicants will have significant experience in modern news production techniques including, but not limited to, non-linear edit systems, media asset management (MAM), production automation systems, and network/IP-based media systems.
  • Candidates must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and be proficient verbal and written communicators as well as be comfortable in web and social media environments.
  • Proactively identifies and executes new ideas and opportunities.
  • Excellent communication skills in presenting complex information to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short and long-term challenges.
  • Excellent analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience with news production in broadcast digital or facilities


WABC-TV is a 24/7 operation and the candidate may be required to work non-traditional shifts, weekends / holidays, and be willing to be on call and/or work extra hours as needed. Candidate should be able to lift and carry equipment as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated success in creative system design and implementation. A strong knowledge of newsroom systems including: NRCS and MAM, Adobe Creative Software Products, and CAD/Visio software is a plus.

Preferred Education/Training:
A degree in a technical related field, appropriate certifications, and/or equivalent experience.

To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 662694BR.

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 morning newscasts. 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 overnight and early morning work hours and the ability to work under deadline pressures. We need someone with a creative and competitive spirit. Experience as a newsroom manager in a large/medium size market is desired.

To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 662254BR.

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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News Media Manager/Editor
WABC-TV in NYC has an immediate opening for a Freelance News Media Manager/Editor. Responsibilities include: managing media ingests, digital file conversion and import, uploading and downloading media elements from third party sources. In addition, this person will be responsible for the management/coordination of content during live newscasts, including coordinating communication between technical and editorial mangers, supervising/assigning Editors, news editing, monitoring and quality control of live transmissions, and monitoring the news rundown.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years television news editing experience, and multiple years of experience working in a TV newsroom exercising editorial judgment. Must be proficient in non-linear editing techniques (Premiere preferred), computer literate, as well as experience with one or more newsroom systems such as AP ENPS, iNews or Dalet.

This individual must be highly organized and used to working under tight deadlines while working on multiple, overlapping projects. The News Media Manager will work closely with News Producers and Management to ensure the timely and accurate production of newscasts, special reports and special segments. Must be willing to work any shift and weekends.

To apply, please send resume to wabcjobs@abc.com

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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Weather Anchor:
WABC-TV is looking for a dynamic meteorologist to join our Eyewitness News weather team. Successful candidates will know how to cover and win breaking weather on-air and on our digital platforms. You must understand forecasting, know the technology and be able to deliver your forecasts in a conversational and engaging style.

Responsibilities:
Preparing and executing compelling, energetic and informative weather reports
Update forecast/conditions and interact with viewers on social media
Provide extensive coverage during severe/extreme weather events

Basic Qualifications:
Dynamic presentation skills
Knowledge of WSI & Baron graphics systems and ability to build a show independently
5 years or more experience as an on-air meteorologist
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Required Education
College Degree in Meteorology required
CBM and/or NWA Seals of Approval preferred
Additional Information:
This is an AFTRA-represented position.
To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #639294BR.

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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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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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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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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