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Misinformation Reporter

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10003116 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Jul. 07, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The job would entail leading ABC News coverage of misinformation and disinformation as it occurs throughout the news including political, medical, business, and climate stories. 

 

This job would require an experienced journalist capable of interacting across all of #oneabcnews including streaming, digital, audio and broadcast.  

 

The person hired would serve multiple roles including off-air reporter occasionally contributing to on-air coverage, editorial guide, and staff trainer. 

Responsibilities:

  • Initially, the focus of this role will be on the upcoming midterm elections
  • Must be up to date on current controversies and trends in the news environment
  • Must build or develop a strong network of reliable sources
  • Establish close coordination with the visual verification and news practices staff to report on misinformation/disinformation

 Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of experience
  • Must be an experienced, sharp reporter and talented storyteller
  • Must have a solid understanding of the world of misinformation and the social media platforms where it first circulates
  • Must possess a deep knowledge of news diginets (eg, Buzzfeed, Cheddar, etc)  social media platforms (eg, Tik Tok, Snap, Twitter, Facebook).
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage data-driven reporting and share topline learnings
  • The ability to conduct in-depth investigative pieces as well as cover breaking news events on a daily basis
  • A commitment to reaching out to a diverse range of sources
  • The ability to manage relationships within ABC News to maintain the highest journalist standards

About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney General Entertainment Content 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: 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 we call Disney General Entertainment Content.

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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