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Freelance Production Associate, ABC News Assignment Desk (Newsgathering)(Expression of Interest)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10079784 Location New York, New York, United States / Glendale, California, United States Business ABC News Date posted Feb. 06, 2024

Job Summary:

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Are you an early career journalist who wants to be part of the daily newsgathering operation of a 24/7 newsroom? The ABC News Assignment desks in New York and Los Angeles are looking for Freelance Production Associates to join their teams! If you’re willing to work on site, as well as flexible hours including, overnights, weekends, and holidays we want to see your resume!


  • Assist producers across all platforms and correspondents on field assignments.
  • Identify, research, and pitch stories for news coverage.
  • Make editorial calls to improve content quality.
  • Monitor video feeds and breaking news for the entire News Division.
  • Log and transcribe video. 
  • Handle logistics, including booking travel, during breaking news.
  • Write stories for ABC News Digital platforms.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Genuine interest in current events, journalism, and production.
  • Excellent multi-tasker with attention to details.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Availability to work flexible schedules/extended hours/weekends, evenings, overnights.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience

The hiring range for this position in New York, is $53,600 to $87,100 per year and in California is $51,200 to $83,000 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About ABC News:

The Disney Entertainment Television 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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 we call ABC News.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, 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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