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Executive Producer, 20/20 (ABC News)

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Job Summary:

ABC News is hiring an Executive Producer for 20/20.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 15 years’ experience in long-form story-telling with a journalistic mastery of crime, justice and human interest reporting. The candidate needs to have a deep understanding of news and be able to pivot to breaking news specials when required, managing the news division’s reporting resources, a 90 person staff, and production assets for quick-turnarounds on a moment’s notice.

The candidate must innovate visually and narratively in a multi-platform ecosystem with an eye toward finding a story palette that will appeal to a broad-based, multi-cultural viewership and deliver satisfying journalism that continues to surprise, inform and inspire. Additionally, the EP must be committed to building a diverse staff that can deliver high-impact programming to a broad-based audience.

Collaboration and exceptional leadership skills are required. The EP of 20/20 must seamlessly integrate disparate parts of the division into the program’s work flow: sales, standards, legal, promotion, finance and HR. The candidate must also be fluent in budgeting and production costs that can be tailored to the broadcast’s revenue structure. In addition, the EP will have to think creatively to find new revenue sources by developing spin-offs, new limited series, sponsored digital content, and incremental hours the network might order beyond the Friday night broadcast.

The EP must also be fluent in talent management, juggling the needs of anchors, correspondents and support teams, knitting together the various constituencies within the staff and around the news division.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in long form storytelling
  • Proven ability to build, manage and lead a team; Experience managing creative teams in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • Executive-level presentation and communication skills
  • A team-first, no-drama working style, with a focus on results
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable him/her to interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization; have a problem-solving approach; be highly self-motivated, well-organized and have a strong work ethic

Required Education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.


About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT 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, WDT 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 Walt Disney Television.

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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