Newswriter / Producer
Disney ABC Television GroupSan Francisco, CA
Full Time Job
POSITION: NEWSWRITER/ PRODUCER (union) DATE POSTED: October 2, 2018
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: KGO-TV/ABC7 News, the ABC Owned Television Station in San Francisco, is seeking a newscast producer for the weekend 11pm newscasts. The person would also either fill-in produce or write three weekdays. We are looking for someone with experience producing dynamic newscasts with story showcasing and multiple live elements. You would be responsible for story placement, non-linear desktop editing, writing stories and teases, building graphics, timing and all other editorial and production elements. You must have proven control room experience and expert ability to handle live breaking news. As a writer, the employee would not only write stories for the linear TV platform but adapt those stories and produce videos for KGO's digital platforms. Expect to contribute story ideas daily and participate actively in coverage decisions and editorial meetings. We want a self-starter and team player who can collaborate effectively with a wide range of personnel to create compelling content on all platforms. Candidates must be active users of social media for news gathering and understand how to leverage those platforms for stories. Must be organized and work well under pressure with constant deadlines.
REQUIREMENTS: Must have excellent writing skills, possess solid news judgment, display strong communication skills, creativity and ethical decision-making skills. Must have medium to major market producer experience. Four-year college degree and knowledge of the Bay Area are preferred.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Open until filled.
NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED
ABC7 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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 ABC, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney ABC Television Group.
ABC, 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.