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Live Desk Line Producer, ABC News Live

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 773937BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Walt Disney Television, ABC News Date posted Feb. 09, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC News Live is looking for a Live Desk Line Producer. This role will be charged with increasing the quality of the channel overall. The Live Desk Line Producer will ultimately become a “super viewer” of ABC News Live; utilizing that bandwidth to improve the viewer experience and to weave seamless transitions between varying forms of taped and live content.


This producer will create an hour-by-hour rundown in iNews to support coverage throughout their shift and make sure the channel has everything it needs to run properly each day. They will liaise between the Live Operations Producers and the Editorial/Production teams in the control room who produce anchored coverage. This role will be responsible, along with Live Operations Producers, to pitch and produce live events for possible airing on ABC News Live. This person will support the channel’s promotions workflows, any new distribution or expansion of the channel, assist with our electronic programming guide (think of this like as a "TV Guide" for streaming) and provide support in clearing and facilitating outside content that will appear on the channel.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in iNews or similar newsroom software
  • Experience producing and coordinating multiple live events at the same time
  • Proficiency in editing on Avid or similar program
  • Strong writing skills, particularly as related to graphics
  • Ability to work early mornings, late nights, holidays and weekends as news warrants.
  • Strong editorial understanding of current events across various verticals (US News, International News, US politics, Election News, Entertainment/Business national stories)

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, 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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