Managing Editor, Medical Unit
Disney ABC Television GroupNew York, NY
Full Time Job
The Managing Editor, Medical Unit is responsible for medical coverage on all ABC News platforms and has input into virtually every ABC News medical story on every platform, GMA, World News (weekday and weekend) Newsone, Digital, Nightline, and Radio. As a result the head of the Medical Unit is constantly in touch with Executive Producers and seniors at all platforms where multiple stories come directly from the Medical Unit.
The Managing Editor works closely with Chief Medical Editor Dr. Jen Ashton coordinating all ABC News Medical coverage. In addition this person will guide our shows and correspondents in medical coverage including guidance on what stories to cover. He/she will provide supporting medical facts and medical experts for interviews.
During breaking news the managing editor will execute a coverage plan for the medical unit. In addition this person will secure anchors and correspondents access to hospitals, doctors and patients during the coverage.
Develop and create original content for all ABC NEWs shows and digital platforms related to medicine and health.
The Managing Editor also runs the Medicine and Media rotation for doctors. Through this program ABC News has young doctors from the top medical schools around the country on our team. From 2 to 5 doctors who are each with us for 4 weeks; they are interested in medical journalism and upping their communication skills, we need their medical training and expertise. This program needs constant organization and attention which the Medical Editor handles – recruitment and scheduling, interviews, and management.
• Minimum six years of experience inclusive of academic and professional in medicine and journalism or related fields
• Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
• Demonstrated experience producing broadcast and digital content including writing scripts, shooting and editing video
• Ability to generate original story ideas and produce original stories for broadcast.
• Eight or more years of experience working in a medical unit at a network, cable channel, or top 10 news market
• Developed and produced broadcast or web series
• Experience managing a team of two or more people
• BA or BS from a 4 year accredited college or university
• Advanced degree in medicine or related field
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.