Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV

Find out about Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV.

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WABC-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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For more information, write to us at: WABC-TV, 7 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023, or email us at wabcjobs@abc.com.
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Senior Digital Producer
WABC/ABC7 in New York City is looking for a dynamic lead producer to join our digital news and social media management team.

The Senior Digital Producer reports directly to the Executive Digital Producer and will assist in leading the digital and social team. Strong management and interpersonal skills are critical. Collaboration with senior managers and exceptional leadership skills are required.

The candidate should be creative and understand how to use all combinations of video (both live and on demand), graphics and text across different platforms, devices and social channels. This is a dynamic person who is passionate and excited about the future of local news and wants to take a major role in leading and shaping it. The candidate must have the ability to meet and adapt to changing industry demands; be flexible, understand the 24/7 news cycle, and be able to balance multiple projects/priorities.

Key responsibilities include supervising the digital team, overseeing digital and social content with a key focus on video, implementing cross platform strategies, and training others in the newsroom on how to succeed in digital and social media.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Results-oriented work experience in an editorial role
  2. Strong video production knowledge
  3. Ability to help build, manage, and lead a team
  4. Familiarity with digital and social analytics tools such as Omniture, comScore and Chartbeat among others.
  5. Three plus (3+) experience in a digital and/or local television news environment.


NOTE: This position may require working night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
To apply: Please log onto www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #267843BR.

No phone calls, please. WABC-TV, an owned Station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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Digital Producer/Web Producer
WABC-TV is looking for a Digital Producer. Responsibilties include: producing written copy, video and pictures, and managing placement of content on multiple platforms while growing audience engagement and interaction on television and online. Strong knowledge of web content management systems, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Working with social networks to create campaigns as well as providing pictures and video to help promote the show on other channels. Aid in creating contests, generating ideas and web designs for web contests for the show.
Candidate is a self-motivated, team player, who is able to generate ideas and exercise good judgment. He or she would be flexible, resourceful, and have strong organizational/time management skills with a desire to grow technically.

Basic Qualifications:
- At least 2 years of website/social media experience.
- Television production experience is helpful.

Technical Skills:
- Understanding/Experience using a Content Management Systems
- Photoshop
- Final Cut Pro preferred
- Social Networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus)
- Experience building templates/sapplets
- Knowledge of Wordpress
- Basic understanding of HTML coding, SEO, Omniture, Brightcove, and CSS

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
- Familiarity with web analytics tools and concepts
- Adherence to the highest standards of journalism
Preferred Education:
- Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Broadcast Journalism, and/or Public Relations

To Apply:

- Please log onto www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition# 267750BR

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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Morning News Executive Producer
WABC-TV in New York City is looking for an Executive Producer to oversee our 4:30am to 7am newscasts. This manager is responsible for overseeing the content, look and tone of this major broadcast. A successful candidate must have excellent news judgment, strong writing and social media skills and the ability to guide and coach our morning staff. This position also requires the ability to work under unyielding deadline pressure. We need someone with a creative AND competitive spirit. You must have 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 #253464BR.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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Digital Account Executive
WABC-TV, NY is looking for a highly motivated individual with a minimum of 4 years' experience selling digital.

Responsibilities:
  • Generating revenue through various digital platforms including desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Establishing prospects to increase new business
  • Growing existing accounts and building relationships with clients
  • Meeting and exceeding aggressive revenue goals


Requirements:
  • Previous agency and direct client contact
  • A thorough understanding of digital media platforms and trends
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team of traditional Account Executives and collaborate with the Marketing Department

To Apply:
Please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 263465BR.

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Vice President of Engineering and Technology
WABC-TV, the ABC owned station in New York City, is seeking a VP of Engineering& Technology. This position will oversee the station's engineering department and be responsible for the day-to-day operation of an active news and production facility and the distribution of WABC-TV content on multiple platforms, including web, wired, satellite and over-the-air transmitters.
Candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of digital video and audio technology as well as a complete understanding of file based workflows, internet protocols, broadcast, and RF technologies. Experience in TV broadcast engineering management, studio & transmitter facility maintenance, capital project planning and implementation, labor relations, production and on-air operations required.
Responsibilities include scheduling of technical personnel, preparation of operating budgets, knowledge of all building systems and compliance with all government and industry regulations and standards. Degree in technically related field or equivalent experience required.
To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #263471BR.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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Web Developer
WABC-TV, New York. Live with Kelly and Michael is seeking a full-time Senior Web Developer to lead development of the Live with Kelly and Michael website. The Senior Web Developer should have 3+ years of experience developing sites using WordPress which includes custom theme development using well-structured, error-free PHP and valid HTML and CSS. Skill set should include project management, organization, client communication, thought leadership and expertise in web development and interface design.

Responsibilities:

  • Define and develop Live with Kelly and Michael website from initial concept, site architecture, and user interface to finished deliverable
  • Code and implement WordPress sites from Photoshop layout through HTML/CSS to a custom theme, functions, and plugins
  • Define and build new features, enhancements, and content of the existing website
  • Create and update re-usable code libraries to streamline WordPress development cycle
  • Facilitate WordPress training among internal team members, maintain site documentation and manage all site maintenance
Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience working in web development and interface design
  • Strong knowledge of WordPress with strong technical ability to do custom WP theme development
  • Strong knowledge of current web development languages (including HTML5, CSS3, PHP/MySQL)
  • Familiarity with web standards and usability
  • Active user of social media with technical ability to integrate various forms of social media into web experiences
  • Solid understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) with considerable technical experience optimizing web properties for organic search rankings
  • Flexibility and eagerness to identify, learn, and use new and changing technologies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with video for web a plus

To Apply:
Please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition # 237404BR.

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Stage Manager
WABC-TV seeks a studio Stage Manager for all on air product. This person will be responsible for studio floor direction for all News and public affairs programs.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Act as primary link between the on-air talent and control room Directors and Producers.
  2. Decipher scripts/rundowns in a fast changing, breaking news environment.

  3. Cuing of on-air reporters and anchors and direct them into position.
  4. Coordinate on placement of props/platforms with stage crew.

  5. Coordinate anchor/reporter mic assignments.
  6. Keeping one step ahead in anticipating and handling changes during the newscast.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. 3-5 years prior Stage Manager/Associate Director experience in live news.
  2. Ability to cover large studio floor space as determined by needs of the newscast.
  3. Need to have shift flexibility and willingness to work long hours.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in a major news market.

This is a DGA represented position.

TO APPLY:
Please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Req# 248507BR. You must send a cover letter, resume.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disabled

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Freelance Promotion Writer/Producer/Editor
WABC-TV, New York's #1 station, seeks a freelance promotion writer/producer/editor for its Creative Services Department. We need an imaginative preditor who has experience turning daily news topicals into top-notch creative.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conceptualize, write and edit high-end promos for News and Programming.
2. Work alongside a team of producers to create audio/visual promotional content.
3. Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven, creative environment.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must have experience in writing television news promotion.
2. Must have in-depth knowledge of Final Cut Pro.
3. Basic After Effects or Motion skills necessary.
4. Extensive experience working with news staff to take daily news stories and turn them into compelling promos.
5. Experience lighting and shooting is a plus.
6. Familiarity with translating on-air promos to social networking platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Vine and Instagram.
7. A team player with a professional, positive, outgoing personality who takes initiative without supervision to improve on-air production.

TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter, reel (e-link) 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.
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