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Head Writer, GMA

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 860807BR Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC News Date posted Sep. 15, 2021

Job Summary:

Be part of the talented team behind America's number 1 morning show. Good Morning America is looking for a Head Writer to oversee the writing assignments of GMA’s Newswriters and edit copy for both hours of the show. Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Head Writer's duties may extend to hiring, training or engaging Newswriters, scheduling shifts and meal periods, or similar management decisions. The ideal candidate will have management and TV production experience including but not limited to writing and editing copy for a news program, working in a control room and on a deadline, interviewing guests for live segments and maintaining strong journalistic judgment.


-Overseeing the writing assignments of 20+ staff and freelance writers
-Editing copy and segment notes for both hours of Good Morning America
-Working closely with writers to craft copy and questions for anchors
-Assigning daily and long term segments
-Scheduling writers for both weekday and weekend GMA
-Hiring and training new writers
-Providing feedback and constructive criticism
-Working closely with senior and executive staff to craft the best possible show
-Working closely with the Legal & Standards teams to ensure accuracy and fairness in all copy

This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America

Basic Qualifications:

-Minimum 5 years of writing and production experience for a live show at the large market, cable or network level

Required Education

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

About ABC News:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 ABC News.

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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