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News Editor, Overnight - ABC News Digital

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 762904BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Walt Disney Television, ABC News Date posted Jul. 30, 2020

Job Summary:

ABC News is seeking a News Editor to join our growing Digital team.

The person in this role will be leading ABC News Digital’s editorial team during the overnight hours. The News Editor will be responsible for assigning, writing and responding to news that develops during the shift. The News Editor is responsible for overseeing the work of the overnight reporting team.

Although a key part of the role is managing text stories, the person in this role is also responsible for helping build compelling multimedia stories and liaising with the wider newsgathering operation and audience development teams.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for helping the dayside team set the day’s agenda by providing a detailed handover note, including story pitches and ideas about how to take breaking news stories forward.

The ideal candidate is someone who has experience handling or leading breaking news coverage, is a self-starter and performs well under pressure.

The role is based in New York City (currently teleworking), and the hours are generally from 11 p.m. ET to 9 a.m. ET, four days a week, rotating between the overnight shift and a dayside shift every 10 to 12 weeks.


  • Identify, write and edit stories of interest to our audience, including breaking news
  • Collaborate with reporters, producers, editors and correspondents
  • Coordinate news coverage across different teams
  • Make editorial judgments on a minute-to-minute basis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience editing text articles, preferably for a digital news outlet
  • Ability to write on deadline with speed and accuracy
  • Proven experience handling breaking news
  • Willingness and desire to collaborate across different teams
  • Ability to balance priorities, multiple projects and tasks
  • Brings energy and positivity to the group dynamic

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree 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 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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