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Coordinator – Corporate Communications, ABC News

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7123618620220522 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Aug. 04, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

ABC News, one of the world’s premier news organizations for the last 50 years, reaches 205 million people each month through television, digital and audio. ABC News’s flagship evening news program, World News Tonight with David Muir, is the #1 television newscast. Good Morning America, the flagship morning program, remains #1 for the eighth year in a row. This Week and Nightline are both having their most-watched seasons in years. Last month, ABC News Live, the streaming service, had more than 20 million users viewing more than 25 million hours of programming.

ABC News’ nearly 2,000 employees are part of Disney General Entertainment (DGE), a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) creating original entertainment and news programming for the company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks. In addition to ABC News, DGE’s portfolio includes 20th Television, ABC Entertainment, ABC Signature, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic and Onyx Collective. DGE develops, produces, curates and markets groundbreaking programming from dynamic storytellers. DGE is focused primarily on creating content for the company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and branded networks including ABC, Disney Channel, Freeform, FX and National Geographic.

We are looking for a Coordinator, Corporate Communications to help support internal and external communications strategies that will positively impact ABC News’ business and brand reputation. This role will support both the vice president and director of Corporate Communications, and report to the director. They will be involved in the operational and strategic execution of all aspects of the division’s activities. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, incredibly organized, works well under tight deadlines, an excellent written communicator, and possesses a deep interest in building brands and learning how communications can help drive positive business outcomes.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive research to compile lists of and vet requests for industry conference and executive speaking opportunities
  • Assist with logistics and coordination of executive appearances at press and industry events
  • Assist with planning and execution of in-person internal and external events
  • Assist vice president and director with writing executive communications, presentations and more
  • Research, update and maintain media lists
  • Help develop, support and execute employee events and other employee engagement activities.
  • Write, edit and publish relevant reporting/content across a range of communication channels and formats
  • Develop and maintain editorial, awards and events calendars, and help prepare and submit entries and pitches
  • Provide operational support to vice president, Corporate Communications, including scheduling, travel, expenses, calendars and contacts
  • Coordinate closely with divisions across ABC News, Disney General Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company, and participate in cross-functional activities
  • Support additional projects as assigned

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant work or internship experience. Public relations or corporate communications experience preferred.
  • A self-starter and resourceful problem solver for whom no job is too big or too small
  • Highly organized and easily manages multiple tasks simultaneously under deadline/pressure
  • Possesses excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Approachable style and ability to effectively and professionally interface with all levels of management and business partners, including executives, teammates, talent, press and external contacts
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information, exercise good judgment and use discretion
  • Demonstrates curiosity, business acumen, a strong interest in corporate communications and a desire to understand the “big picture”
  • Well-versed in ABC news programming
  • Proficient in internet-based research and experience with PowerPoint/Keynote and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work a hybrid schedule - both in person in the New York City office and from home  

Required Education:

  • BA or BS from a four-year accredited college or university.

About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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 Riverside Television Services, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney General Entertainment Content.

Riverside Television Services, LLC 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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