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Assistant Story Editor

Apply Now Job ID 493553BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Media Networks Brand Disney ABC Television Group Date posted 09/29/2017
ABC News is looking for an Assistant Story Editor.


Responsibilities include booking, pitching story ideas and administrative work such as fielding phones and correspondence; managing schedules; organizing and booking travel; following up on and completing expenses; preparing research on stories, coming in at 7 am to cover morning headlines a few days a week to look for stories of interest; Pitch stories, develop and book stories for 20/20 and ABC News platforms; Breaking News coverage. Monday thru Friday but available to work weekends when breaking news requires.

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong organizational and communication skills are required.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Candidate will need to have flexibility with work hours and start times depending on broadcast needs.
  • Must be familiar with digital tools and social media.
  • Must have an interest in the editorial process.
  • Candidates are expected to perform well under pressure and in breaking news situations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional technical skills -- working knowledge of Avid, shooting skills a plus, strong social media and computer skills.

Required Education

  • BA or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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