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ABC News Fellow 2019-20

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 655561BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney ABC Television Group Date posted Apr. 01, 2019

Job Summary:

ABC News seeks aspiring journalists from diverse backgrounds for a rigorous year-long employment opportunity. Participants accepted into this program will spend the year rotating through a series of ABC News broadcasts, departments and platforms while mastering the editorial, production, and newsgathering skills essential to success in the competitive, fast-paced field of multiplatform journalism. These aspiring journalists will gain hands-on experience developing news stories, working in the field and in the studio on broadcast production, writing news stories, shooting, editing, refining research skills and developing content for multiple platforms. Additionally, each participant will have access to industry-leading professionals, as well as development and mentorship opportunities.


This position requires excellent writing, reporting, time management, and communication skills. Candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and should possess superior news judgment, attention to detail, and a keen understanding of news broadcasts and the digital space. Responsible for all facets of Production including: Developing story ideas and pitching to senior editorial staff, gathering elements for stories including shooting b-roll, conducting interviews, graphics and video research, writing scripts, and editing packages for multiple platforms.

Basic Qualifications:

• 2 years of relevant professional experience or equivalent educational graduate-level experience
• Demonstrated writing skills
• Proven interest in journalism, production and digital content
• Candidates must have work authorization in the United States through 2019

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two or more years journalism experience
• Ability to edit packages on AVID Newscutter
• Ability to shoot on DV camera

Required Education

  • Bachelors’ degree from a 4 year accredited college or university

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.

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