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Live Stream Operator - ABC News

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10070512 Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC News Date posted Nov. 14, 2023

Job Summary:

ABC News is seeking strong candidates for the role of Live Stream Operator. As part of their duties, this role is responsible for live switching our 24/7 live streaming channel, ''ABC News Live.'' This position uses a TriCaster production switcher to strategically build and use a wide variety of macros that pull together mixed effects which make up various ''looks'' for ''ABC News Live.'' This role is also responsible for pre-producing all live events coming in-house to ABC News HQ for ''ABC News Live.'' These live events are then re-purposed and published as raw streams on ABC News platforms, apps and social media sites!

In addition to these responsibilities, this role encompasses the use of playout software such as Grass Valley Morpheus, and graphics/rundown programs such as Ross Xpression and Avid iNews, to build a taped and live event schedule, with graphics, for flawless linear playout!

Furthermore, this role interacts directly with multiple control rooms to take over or hand off control of ''ABC News Live'' at various times throughout the day. Lastly, this role is responsible for master control distribution of ''ABC News Live'' and is first line of defense to troubleshoot and tackle any technical issues that affect the channel's air-path.

What You Will Do

  • The candidate should have strong experience in a newsroom/control-room environments, have an understanding of current events.
  • Be able to balance multiple breaking news stories at once and have a sophisticated understanding of all facets of live video production.
  • Have a strong understanding of minute-by-minute nature of live breaking news.
  • Be able to prepare for multiple possible scenarios/plans and react immediately to unexpected technical or editorial occurrences that derail those plans.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the airpath and be able to analyze both up and downstream from any particular technical issue and quickly diagnose and fix any problems that arise within their immediate environment.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 2 years' of robust live video production experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years' experience handling live video for news production.
  • Master control and media management experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field from a four-year accredited college or university or equivalent years of experience.

ABC News is America’s No. 1 news source, providing straightforward, fact-driven journalism across broadcast, streaming, digital and audio. ABC’s award-winning programs include “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “GMA3: What You Need to Know,” and “The View”. Other platforms include ABC News Live, the network’s 24/7 streaming channel; ABC News Studios, a premium, narrative nonfiction original production house; ABC News Digital, comprised of a diverse audience of more than 53 million monthly average users; ABC Audio, the premier source for radio news and industry-leading podcasts; FiveThirtyEight, renowned data journalism organization; and NewsOne, the affiliate news service. Based in New York City, ABC News is comprised of three U.S. bureaus and eight international bureaus, with a presence in more than 20 countries around the world. 

The hiring range for this position in New York is $59,100- $81,100 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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