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Producer, 20/20

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10015293 Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC News Date posted Nov. 17, 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:

A Producer for 20/20 is required to produce long form programming for our primetime hours on the ABC Network schedule. Long form programming includes hours, or multiple hours where the narrative is created by an interview, or a single story. Looking for seasoned content creators with proven experience pitching, developing and structuring two hour narrative yarns. The expectation is this candidate will be able to be comfortable wearing many hats including reporter, interviewer, field producer, and writer. Ability to take full ownership of a show from development through air is key. Ideal candidate should have a passion for true crime stories and the ability and desire to work on tight deadlines. Candidates may be expected to travel on short notice and join breaking news specials


Specific Responsibilities include pitching story ideas, arranging shoots, field producing, scripting, booking characters/experts, and producing in the edit room. Candidates must exhibit superior news judgment, be creative and resourceful in the field, and have extensive reporting and producing experience. They need to be able to visualize their hours in creative ways to propel the narratives. They must exhibit outstanding writing skills, the ability to balance multiple projects, and possess effective communication and collaboration skills. Candidates must be experienced, professional self-starters who are able to craft high-end pieces under intense pressure against a deadline. Candidates may be expected to travel on short notice. Some proficiency with shooting and some editing is expected. Maintain constant communication with senior management. Candidates are also expected to foster an inclusive and positive work environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years in news magazine production or equivalent environment
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in the field 
  • Must have demonstrated experience pitching and developing stories
  • Multitasking, strong writing and organizational ability, attention to detail, ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative environment

Required Education:

Degree from a four year accredited college or university or equivalent experience

The hiring range for this position in New York is $99,400 - 136,730 per year.  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 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 ABC News.

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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