Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV

Find out about Employment Opportunities at WABC-TV.

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.

News Media Manager/Editor
WABC-TV in NYC has an immediate opening for a News Media Manager/Editor. Responsibilities include: managing media ingests, digital file conversion and import, booking windows for incoming satellite feeds, FTP upload/download, managing digital servers and archives, and 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, computer literate, comfortable working with Microsoft Office and Windows NT, as well as experience with one or more newsroom systems such as AP ENPS.

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. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Must be willing to work any shift and weekends.

Please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Req# 251186BR.

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

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.

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.

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.

Experience in a major news market.

This is a DGA represented position.

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

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


Assistant Art Director
WABC-TV, seeks an Assistant Art Director for its creative services department. We need a very talented motion designer with management experience or ready to take the next step into a managing leadership role. This individual must have strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate well in fast paced environment.

1. Lead a talented team of graphic artists in creating daily news animations and graphics for the Eyewitness News shows while effectively interacting daily with news managers and producers.
2. Scheduling, production development, guideline creation, SAN structure environment and creation, organization and implementation of all.
3. Automated template construction and understanding.
4. Layout and construction of web/social for news, programing and promotion.
5. Create print media and work with vendors to complete plus purchasing transactions.

1. 7 years or more industry experience, college degree in design or equivalent experience.
2. After Effects, C4D and Photoshop and strong understanding of Adobe Illustrator.
3. Automated template construction knowledge and experience.
4. A strong sense of layout, typography and composition for all media created.
5. Exceptional visual effects abilities and concept development for creating daily animations supporting promotions, programming and news.
6. Daily News background experience.
7. Very effective communication and organizational skills.
8. Ability to work on both MAC and PC software platforms plus learn new technologies.

1. Stylistic versatility, the ability to thrive under pressure.
2. Schedule flexibility

Please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #242522BR. You must send a cover letter, resume and reel (e -link) of relevant work.

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


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.


  • 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

  • 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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Senior Digital Producer
WABC-TV, New York, Eyewitness News is looking for a motivated leader to help lead our digital team, develop winning strategies and produce content for our digital and social media platforms. Candidates must be available to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Candidates should have experience working in a TV or digital news environment. Strong news judgment, writing, editing, ability to shoot video/photos, SEO and social media skills are a must. Knowledge and experience with ENPS news system, photo software and non-linear editing are pluses.
To apply, please log on to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition #201662BR. No phone calls, please. We are an equal opportunity employer - Female / Minority / Veteran / Disability.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Freelance Digital Assistant
WABC-TV is looking for a Digital Producer. 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 strong desire to grow technically.

Responsibilities - Knowledge of web content management systems, and Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Help in creating campaigns with social networks, help verbalize status updates for local stations and provide pictures to help promote the show on other channels. Aid in creating contests, generate ideas and web designs for web contests for the show.

Basic Qualifications: At least 1 year of website/social media experience. Television production experience is helpful.
Technical Skills:
-Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
-Final Cut Pro knowledge helpful
-Social Networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus)
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
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Broadcast Journalism and/or Public Relations
To Apply:
Please log on to:
www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition ID#134783. Please also send a copy of your resume.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at wabcjobs@abc.com.

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