Coordinating Producer, Breaking News
ABCNew York, NY
Full Time Job
Coordinating Producer, Breaking News (ABC News Live)
ABC News Live has an opening for a Coordinating Producer who is driven to win breaking news. This person should have extensive experience in the control room and the ability to get on the air quickly and sustain coverage when news breaks. This role calls for someone who understands that winning breaking news is how you win in the streaming space.
The Coordinating Producer of Breaking News will be able to support a team in the control room - and take leadership when necessary, managing the rundown and making sure all parts of the show come together. They should have a calm demeanor and excellent talent management skills. They should have an understanding of mechanics of the production team in the control room as well as the workings of the broader news division so they know which levers to pull to make breaking news coverage as strong and smart as possible. They should be able to oversee the editorial staff for extended hours of on-air coverage, proactively identify and address problems quickly, then independently create informed solutions. This person will work closely with the Special Events department.
• All candidates should have extensive control room experience and excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• A willingness to work a variety of shifts, including evenings, overnights and weekends and thrive under daily deadline pressures.
• A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: broadcast, cable, major local news market, streaming news.
• Knowledge of iNews (or other similar producing software)
• Bachelor's degree (TV/Film/Journalism or related field) or equivalent work experience
About Walt Disney Television:
Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.
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