Executive Producer "This Week"
Disney ABC Television GroupWashington, DC
Full Time Job
ABC News is seeking an Executive Producer for ''This Week with George Stephanopoulos,'' reporting to the President of ABC News.
ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network's news programming, including ''World News Tonight with David Muir,'' ''Nightline,'' ''Good Morning America,'' '' GMA DAY'' ''20/20,'' ''This Week with George Stephanopoulos,'' ABC News Radio, ABCNews.com, and satellite service NewsOne. An award-winning team provides the latest information and analysis of major events to bring viewers a big-picture understanding of the world.
The ideal candidate for this position is a substantive visually creative experienced multiplatform producer with a passion for politics and a deep knowledge of current national and international events, public affairs, government operations at the state and national levels, government policy, elections, and campaigns.
This position will be responsible for managing the editorial process, line producing, and reimagining the content for ABC News' Sunday morning political affairs program, ''This Week with George Stephanopoulos'' pivoting toward and exploiting the changing viewer expectations and experience in this new and evolving multiplatform environment. Candidates must be able to effectively manage story assignments and show production.
Candidates should have a minimum of ten years' experience in television journalism, and should have significant experience working with network talent and anchors. A solid calm command of managing a control room through live and often breaking unpredictable coverage is also required.
The ideal candidate will offer creative and innovative ideas for developing storytelling formats to reach new audiences as well as have the ability to work under pressure and handle breaking news. Most importantly, the Executive Producer will establish a vision and voice for ''This Week''. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends.
Collaboration and exceptional leadership skills are required. In addition to managing a team of journalists, editors and multimedia producers, this executive will work extensively with Disney Ad Sales, Affiliate Relations, Research, Affiliate Sales and Marketing and Finance to maximize the reach, brand extension and revenue for both the linear and non-linear products.
The Executive Producer will be expected to work closely with both the President of News and the Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief as part of the senior executive team outreach to newsmakers and public and private leaders in Washington, across the country and around the world in support of the goal to have the most interesting and relevant voices and discussions on ABC news' programs.
The EP must have the ability to meet and adapt to changing industry demands and be flexible and able to balance multiple projects/priorities. This best candidates will be dynamic individuals who are passionate and excited about the future of news, media, and politics, and who want to take a major role in leading and shaping that future.
• 10 years of results-oriented work experience in a video production role
• Strong editorial judgment
• Deep knowledge of the political landscape
• Creative line producing and control room experience
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
• Proven ability to build, manage, and lead a team
• BA or equivalent work experience
About Disney ABC Television Group:
Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, DATG 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, DATG 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 Disney ABC Television Group.
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. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.