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Producer, ABC News Longform (PH)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 814677BR Location New York, New York, United States Business General Entertainment Content,ABC News Date posted Jun. 17, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC News Longform is hiring a Producer. The Producer will work with the creative lead for original programming to produce on breaking news features while maintaining a longer term production. This creative longform producer will head up a project working under the Senior Executive Producer and senior editorial team to deliver premium content for our streamers with an emphasis on Hulu. This producer will shape content into in-depth storylines, artfully written, structured and crafted into winning content. The position calls for field and edit room producing often under intense deadline pressure. This producer should be resourceful, innovative and highly creative. There will be heavy emphasis on story structure and production value. Ability to maintain focus on a long term project but prepared to turn full attention to breaking news features with short delivery window. Talent for multitasking is essential. Please note, this is a project hire role.

This position is statused as a project hire.


  • Crashes complicated news and nonfiction specials for air mainly on streaming platforms.
  • Reports, writes and produces complex longform stories under deadline pressure.
  • Maintains a longer term project while turning attention to breaking news documentaries when scheduled.
  • Helps identify and coordinate staffing needs for the project.
  • Collaborate across news division and specialized units.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Creative vision to conceptualize a longform story from preproduction through post production.
  • Collaboration with production partners and various internal and external platforms.
  • Strong research, excellent written and communication skills.
  • Impeccable editorial judgment.
  • Booking and interviewing.
  • Field and edit room experience.
  • Familiarity with a fast-paced news environment and understanding of news echo system.
  • Multitask and problem solve under pressure.
  • Innovate through creative devices and new framing.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 5+ year’s prior longform producing experience in news or documentary.

Required Education

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

About General Entertainment Content,ABC News:

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,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 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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