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News Editor, ABC News Digital

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 876531BR Location New York, New York, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted Oct. 20, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC News is seeking a full-time News Editor to join our growing Digital team.
The person in this role will join a dedicated team of editors at ABC News Digital and will be responsible for line editing text stories that are published on ABCNews.com, working with reporters, senior editors and our legal and standards teams. Part of their duties will include editing, liaising with and possibly writing stories from the news division's broadcast shows, in addition to editing general interest text pieces.

Separately, on Friday and Saturday nights, the candidate will be the editorial lead for the digital group, editing and possibly writing breaking news stories, assigning and editing general interest news stories with Digital reporters, and liaising with other parts of the news division for Digital coverage. The ideal candidate is someone who is a thoughtful editor and has experience handling or leading breaking news coverage, is a self-starter and does well under pressure.

The role is based in New York City, though the team is currently working remotely, with the possibility of returning to the office as early as January in a hybrid model of about two days in the office and the remaining days remote. The hours are generally noon-9 p.m. on Tue-Thu and 3 p.m. - 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday and are subject to change based on coverage needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the newsgathering desk to determine what is reportable
  • Assess coverage needs, assign reporters to write stories and edit
  • Collaborate with reporters, producers, editors, bookers, correspondents, legal and standards teams
  • When necessary, file breaking news stories
  • Coordinate news coverage across different teams
  • Make editorial judgments on a minute-to-minute basis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience editing for a digital news outlet
  • Sound news judgment
  • Ability to write on deadline with speed and accuracy
  • Proven experience handling breaking news
  • Willingness and desire to collaborate across different teams
  • Familiarity with and interest in ABC News shows
  • Ability to balance priorities, multiple projects and tasks
  • Brings energy and positivity to the group dynamic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Has experience running point on major breaking news
  • Experience collaborating with different teams
  • Excellent communication skills

Required Education

  • BA or BS from a 4-year accredited college or university or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree in journalism from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience


About General Entertainment Content:

The 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 segment we call 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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