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Executive Producer, Live Programming, Morning (ABC News Live)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 724017BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Nov. 12, 2019

Job Summary:

ABC News is seeking an Executive Producer for live morning programming, reporting to the Senior Executive Producer of ABC News Live.


The candidate will oversee a block of live shows in the morning for ABC News Live, Disney’s 24/7 streaming news channel. S/he will be responsible for the overall editorial content and quality of the shows during the early part of the day. The candidate must be able to construct a rundown, but also able to react and respond to breaking news at any time of the day. The candidate must be able to ensure our coverage stays true to ABC News’ mission of straightforward journalism.

Reporting to the Senior EP, the candidate will lead a team of senior producers, line producers, APs and PAs; as well as work closely with the ABC News Special Events Unit (SPEV) to coordinate production during large events that simulcast across broadcast and streaming channels. The candidate will also work closely with Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International Team to help execute marketing and promotional campaigns for tentpole live events.

The candidate must be a creative visionary who understands a morning audience's news consumption across all age groups and demographics. S/he knows how to build a brand and is excited by the organizational complexities in trying something new. The EP will help recruit talented producers/showrunners and lead a fast-growing editorial team that handles early and late morning programming.

Collaboration and exceptional leadership skills are required. The EP must have the ability to meet and adapt to changing industry demands; be flexible and able to balance multiple projects/priorities. This is a dynamic person who is passionate and excited about the future of news and media and wants to take a major role in leading and shaping it. The candidate must be willing to work overnights and early mornings, as well as weekends when necessary.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ production experience in live programming
  • Leadership experience in breaking news environments and/or newsgathering
  • Must be able to build, time and execute a rundown
  • Strong writing skills
  • Executive-level presentation and communication skills
  • Expertise in translating analytics to action for editorial groups
  • A team-first, no-drama working style, with a focus on results

Required Education

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