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Producer (ABC News)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 753541BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Mar. 12, 2020

Job Summary:

The ABC News Medical Unit is seeking a fulltime health and medical editorial producer/editor with reporting experience who is comfortable translating complex scientific research into accessible, understandable information for a mass audience with the utmost journalistic and medical integrity.

The ideal candidate is a rock-solid self-starter who is comfortable talking with medical doctors, public health officials and healthcare consumers alike. The priority of the position will be the delivery of fact-based, accurate information to the news division for reporting. You should have a passion for empowering viewers with health-related information through inspiring personal narratives and cutting edge audio and visual technology.

A proven track record as a top notch medical journalist, producer or researcher is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing medical studies, articles and scripts for absolute accuracy and appropriate context.
  • Researching, developing and executing production plans.
  • Writing or editing digital articles and scripts across major platforms within the network.
  • Helping manage the prestigious medical resident elective program.
  • Maintaining relationships with research institutions and specialists to develop a pipeline of story ideas.
  • Pitching stories and angles to ongoing stories that constantly inform ABC News viewers, keeping in mind needs of all different platforms at ABC News.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A medical writer, producer or reporter with at least five years' experience. Or an experienced scientific researcher with a Masters, PhD or MD
  • Extensive experience investigating medical studies for methodology, statistical significance, bias, limitations, causation, correlation or association. Ability to evaluate the impact and practical implications of studies.
  • Maintain genuine curiosity and a knack for finding answers in rapid order.
  • Strong writing and research abilities.
  • Familiar with consumer health, wellness and medical outlets and journals.
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a team, the ability to pitch stories and comfortable discussing limitations to a variety of colleagues.
  • Flexible work schedule in breaking news situations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A medical writer, producer or reporter with at least five years' experience. Or an experienced scientific researcher with a Masters, PhD or MD
  • Extensive experience investigating medical studies for methodology, statistical significance, bias, limitations, causation, correlation or association. Ability to evaluate the impact and practical implications of studies.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree or higher

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 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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