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Executive Producer, Race & Culture – Location any ABC OTV station – WABC-TV – New York, NY


Company: WABC-TV

Address: New York, NY


  • Full Time

WABC-TV

    For more information, write to us at: WABC-TV, 7 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023, or email us at [email protected]

    2020 EEO Report

    Journalist, Race & Culture Unit (Walt Disney Television)
    The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking to hire multi-skilled journalists to cover the Race and Culture beat in our 8 local markets. Each journalist must be a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, effective communicator and proven collaborator.

    The multi-skilled journalists will be based at each of the OTV stations (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno) and work directly with the newsroom management teams and decision makers to select and create content. The journalists will be part of the editorial decision-making process as it relates to story assignments, sourcing subjects featured in stories and developing community relationships to expand the diversity of voices included in our storytelling. Each journalist may be assigned specific beats with a goal of local and national distribution of the content across all OTV platforms. In addition, journalists will work closely with the ABC News Race & Culture Unit to identify areas of collaboration.

    In addition, the journalists will work across the group and meet daily with the Executive Producers of Race & Culture to identify mission appropriate topics, stories and series for journalistic exploration and match with content creators throughout the organization.

    Responsibilities:
    Lead and facilitate diversity & inclusion editorial discussions in your respective newsrooms.
    The ideal candidates will be responsible for offering creative and innovative ideas for better story-telling as well as have the ability to work under deadline. They will also collaborate with other stations and teams for joint projects or special features and brainstorm different story angles and ways to increase social media presence. Understanding of digital platforms and social media preferred.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • 5 years of journalism experience; Significant experience producing long form content
    • Must have the proven ability to take a story from concept to completion, including researching, interviewing, shooting, producing, writing, editing and presenting across all platforms
    • Significant reporting experience and sources in the area of Race & Culture
    • Candidates must be able to effectively manage story assignments and production in addition to collaborating with the Race & Culture Executive Producers and multiskilled journalists across OTV’s 8 markets
    • Insatiable curiosity – you just have to dig deeper to find the truth
    • Strong editorial judgement
    • Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in
    • Experience performing well under pressure
    • A pro at social media and other digital tools

    Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • To apply, please go to https://jobs.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition 763277BR or go to https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/journalist-race-and-culture-unit-walt-disney-television/391/16809256
    American Broadcasting Companies, 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.

    Executive Producer, Race & Culture – Location any ABC OTV station
    This position can be based at any OTV stations (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno)

    The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, dynamic leader, dedicated journalist, effective communicator and proven collaborator to launch and execute a 10-person Race & Culture content unit that works together across the 8 owned television stations.

    This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Content Development and the Vice President of Talent Development as well as working closely with OTV’s Diversity & Inclusion team, station News Directors, Executive Producers and 8 station-based multi-skilled journalists focused on this initiative.

    The Executive Producer will develop and execute a network of storytellers across all of OTV’s markets with an emphasis on featuring voices and stories that often go untold and to bring a more diverse perspective to the stories told on a daily basis in the 400+ hours of live news programming produced across the stations each week. This group will be embedded across our stations to ensure intentional inclusion of balanced and reflective coverage of the communities we serve and deeper reporting at the intersection of race, culture and inclusion. In addition, the Executive Producer will be tasked with creating content inclusion review teams as well as developing materials and curriculum for creators at the stations.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and execute an action plan for creating content across all OTV markets utilizing state of the art video production equipment/techniques, new distribution channels and most importantly featuring voices and stories not generally seen or heard. The goal will be an even stronger connection with the communities we serve.
    • Collaborate with OTV’s senior division and station leadership teams including, news directors, executive producers and content inclusion review teams that will be formed in conjunction with the initiative. In addition, work closely with the ABC News Race & Culture Unit to identify areas of collaboration.
    • Identify mission appropriate topics, stories and series for journalistic exploration and match with content creators in the group.
    • Produce original content for distribution on multiple platforms
    • Recruit and co-manage eight multi-skilled journalists who will be dedicated to the project
    • Identify and recommend appropriate production tools and techniques
    • Provide editorial guidance, training and support to participating journalists

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum 5 years of journalism experience in a fast-paced news environment meeting daily deadlines
    • Significant reporting experience and sources in the area of Race & Culture
    • The energy to juggle both show production and staff management
    • Insatiable curiosity – you just have to dig deeper to find the truth
    • Strong editorial judgment
    • Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in
    • Experience performing well under pressure – – think breaking news-type situations.
    • A natural leader – you can inspire teams to bring their “A” game
    • A pro at social media and other digital tools
    • Motivated: You’re the person who can tackle any task – and wants to!

    Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • To apply, please go to https://jobs.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition 763221BR or go to https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/executive-producer-race-and-culture-walt-disney-television/391/16789949

    American Broadcasting Companies, 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.


    Anchor / Reporter:
    The Disney/ABC owned station WABC in New York City is looking for an experienced Anchor/Reporter with the ability to authentically engage and connect with our audience. The ideal candidate must be a dynamic and compelling journalist, communicator, storyteller and strong leader. We are looking for a powerful news leader with a passion for uncovering and reporting the facts, and with integrity above all else. An individual who takes ownership of, and works collaboratively with producers and reporters/colleagues in crafting the newscast. The ideal candidate sets the tone for teamwork and excellence, across all platforms and all departments within the station and station group. The applicant must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility broadcasters have to, and with, the communities we serve.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Exceptional reporting, writing and interviewing skills
    • Must know how to source and generate impactful enterprise leads, and create impactful content relying on critical relationships with local news makers
    • You must be tenacious in your ability to uncover stories through investigation and research
    • Be an expert in telling high impact stories in breaking news coverage, and demonstrate that ability from the anchor desk and in the field
    • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as owned and distributed digital and social platforms
    • Active in using social media for promotion and news gathering
    • Demonstrated ability to move the audience between linear and digital platforms
    • A collaborative self-starter
    • Willingness to lead and mentor
    • Strong commitment to the community, expected to represent the station and participate at various community events
    • Must have 5+ years of anchoring experience
    • Top market candidates preferred (market dependent)

    To apply, please log on to www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition # 762155BR or

    https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/anchor-reporter/391/16324894

    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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    This position can be based at any OTV stations (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno)

    The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, dynamic leader, dedicated journalist, effective communicator and proven collaborator to launch and execute a 10-person Race & Culture content unit that works together across the 8 owned television stations.

    This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Content Development and the Vice President of Talent Development as well as working closely with OTV’s Diversity & Inclusion team, station News Directors, Executive Producers and 8 station-based multi-skilled journalists focused on this initiative.

    The Executive Producer will develop and execute a network of storytellers across all of OTV’s markets with an emphasis on featuring voices and stories that often go untold and to bring a more diverse perspective to the stories told on a daily basis in the 400+ hours of live news programming produced across the stations each week. This group will be embedded across our stations to ensure intentional inclusion of balanced and reflective coverage of the communities we serve and deeper reporting at the intersection of race, culture and inclusion. In addition, the Executive Producer will be tasked with creating content inclusion review teams as well as developing materials and curriculum for creators at the stations.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and execute an action plan for creating content across all OTV markets utilizing state of the art video production equipment/techniques, new distribution channels and most importantly featuring voices and stories not generally seen or heard. The goal will be an even stronger connection with the communities we serve.
    • Collaborate with OTV’s senior division and station leadership teams including, news directors, executive producers and content inclusion review teams that will be formed in conjunction with the initiative. In addition, work closely with the ABC News Race & Culture Unit to identify areas of collaboration.
    • Identify mission appropriate topics, stories and series for journalistic exploration and match with content creators in the group.
    • Produce original content for distribution on multiple platforms
    • Recruit and co-manage eight multi-skilled journalists who will be dedicated to the project
    • Identify and recommend appropriate production tools and techniques
    • Provide editorial guidance, training and support to participating journalists

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum 5 years of journalism experience in a fast-paced news environment meeting daily deadlines
    • Significant reporting experience and sources in the area of Race & Culture
    • The energy to juggle both show production and staff management
    • Insatiable curiosity – you just have to dig deeper to find the truth
    • Strong editorial judgment
    • Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in
    • Experience performing well under pressure – – think breaking news-type situations.
    • A natural leader – you can inspire teams to bring their “A” game
    • A pro at social media and other digital tools
    • Motivated: You’re the person who can tackle any task – and wants to!

    Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • To apply, please go to https://jobs.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition 763221BR or go to https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/executive-producer-race-and-culture-walt-disney-television/391/16789949

    American Broadcasting Companies, 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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