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KTRK, Streaming Journalist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7104167620210831 Location Houston, Texas, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Jul. 25, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

We’re looking for someone who has been a Producer, Anchor, or Reporter to join our 24/7 local news streaming team as we find innovative ways to bring live, breaking, local news to our communities and viewers 24 hours a day,  7 days a week.    We are looking for someone who has some experience as a digital producer or a broadcast producer who would like to make the transition to streaming.    

We want someone who is passionate about news,   always in the know , and is creative when it comes to producing for streaming in unique,  less scripted,  unconventional ways.  If you have a desire to be on camera or past experience on camera,  that is a plus but not a must.     Innovative,  fearless journalists--- this is a chance to get your foot in the door at one of the top stations in the country and make a real difference in the future of live, local news on streaming!    

Responsibilities :

Our ideal candidate can produce high-impact stories utilizing data and other research tools and is willing to experiment with new technology. A strong understanding of how a story fits on our website, in a newscast, on our streaming apps, and in a long-form streaming product will bump you to the top of the list.

You must have a desire to serve the community, a knack for quickly cultivating contacts and booking timely, relevant newsmakers to appear for long-form interviews on all our platforms. Must be a team player with an exceptional work ethic, the ability to work under deadline, multi-task, prioritize assignments, and have the flexibility to work any shift required. 

You must know to pivot quickly when breaking news disrupts the day. You must be well-organized and able to recognize the need for a newsmaker guest that fits the news of the day, even if it interrupts pre-planned interviews. We want a respected, knowledgeable, ethical station representative and team player with a strong presence on social media.

  • Booking, producing, and switching a live program in a digital environment

  • Writing scripts and editing video

  • Appear on camera from time to time

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 3 years of producing or reporting experience in a medium-sized market

  • Proficient with AP style  

  • Must be flexible with working hours (late nights, overnights. Weekends and holidays) and adaptable to change. 

Required Education :

  • College degree or equivalent  


About ABC Owned TV Stations:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 KTRK Television, Inc, which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

KTRK Television, 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.

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