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Executive Producer, ABC News Live

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 831591BR Location New York, New York, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted Jul. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC News Live (ABCNL) is looking for an Executive Producer to help lead the #1 streaming channel in America. The ideal candidate should be calm under pressure, a creative problem solver and passionate about breaking news, and understand the state of streaming and the future of news in the non-linear space. The candidate should be ready to creatively lead and grow both the channel and the team.


  • Lead the breaking news & special events plan for ABCNL while working closely with the Senior Executive Producer of Special Events for ABC Network making sure resources are shared and the workflows of both entities are working together
  • Pitch, produce and manage instant news specials and documentary news programming.
  • Manage ABCNL's relationships with studio & field production teams, graphics, HR, finance and business strategy teams
  • Support fellow Executive Producers in a variety of ways, from backfilling to helping plan events to strategizing on where to best find and utilize new resources
  • Champion an innovative, highly collaborative, diverse culture that promotes idea generation, open communication, respect for others, and excellence.
  • Manage the relationship to Disney's DMED team in charge of distribution, partner relationships, audience growth and engagement, analytics and sales.
  • Able to work with on-air talent, both from a producing/writing perspective while in the control room
  • Have a strong background and understanding of the needs of 24/7 news
  • Oversee editorial staff for extended hours of live breaking news coverage
  • Proactively identify and address problems, while immediately coming up with solutions that work for both ABC News Live and other shows and platforms that might impacted by those decisions.
  • Form and maintain strong relationships and partnerships across ABC News and the Walt Disney Company, as well as outside vendors, when it comes to a variety of disciplines of business and television production

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years of live producing experience in one or more of the following areas: broadcast, cable, major local news market, streaming news.
  • Candidates should have extensive live control room experience as well as excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A willingness to work a variety of shifts, including evenings, overnights and weekends and thrive under daily deadline pressures
  • Knowledge of iNews (or other similar producing software)

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree (TV/Film/Journalism or related field) or equivalent work experience

About General Entertainment Content:

The 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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call General Entertainment Content.

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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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