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Assignment Editor

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 605180BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney ABC Television Group Date posted Nov. 05, 2018

Job Summary:

WABC-TV Eyewitness News is looking for an experienced, creative and aggressive assignment desk editor to join New York’s #1 Station. Candidate must possess strong editorial judgment and be able to react quickly to breaking news both editorially and logistically. In this role, the assignment desk editor will also monitor trending digital sources, which includes content and social monitoring platforms like “CrowdTangle” in addition to uncovering engaging content that drives social engagement on all our ABC7NY platforms. Must be able to identify follow-up stories, build sources, quickly access research information and direct crews in a high-pressure environment. Complete knowledge of the New York Metropolitan Area is essential. Must be willing and able to work flexible hours and under tight deadline pressure.

Responsibilities:

In this role, the assignment desk editor will also monitor trending digital sources, which includes content and social monitoring platforms like “CrowdTangle” in addition to uncovering engaging content that drives social engagement on all our ABC7NY platforms.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidate must possess strong editorial judgment and be able to react quickly to breaking news both editorially and logistically.
Must be able to identify follow-up stories, build sources, quickly access research information and direct crews in a high-pressure environment.
Complete knowledge of the New York Metropolitan Area is essential.

Must be willing and able to work flexible hours and under tight deadline pressure

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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