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Producer/Reporter, Urban Entertainment & Culture - ABC News Audio

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 890745BR Location New York, New York, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted Nov. 30, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC Audio, a division of ABC News, is seeking a motivated, experienced Urban entertainment and culture journalist in New York.

This person will be responsible for coordinating and producing daily, breaking news, celebrity interview and special events content for ABC Audio’s Urban Suite of products for radio stations and social media. Candidates will work autonomously but with regular, daily contact with an assignment editor and supervising producer. This is a five-day-a-week full-time position with set hours and deadlines. There will be after-hours and weekend work when circumstances require it, such as coverage of breaking news, special events and interviews. Occasional travel may be required to cover events.

The ideal candidate will have several years of journalism experience and proficiency in audio and on-camera interviewing, audio and video editing and production, and newswriting for digital media. They will also bring a robust list of music, entertainment and news contacts. We’re looking for someone who’s passionate, knowledgeable and engaged in current events. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to step up to the national level and show what they can do.

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing, creating and coordinating ABC Audio’s coverage of Black entertainment, music and cultural news against daily deadlines.
  • Pitching, scheduling and conducting interviews with celebrities and change makers, both on-camera and off.
  • Proactive planning of future events coverage.
  • Editing audio and video content for packaging in short- and long-form products.
  • Researching and writing news stories for online publication.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Exceptional knowledge of Black entertainment, including music, film, television, streaming and music, as well as current events affecting Black America.
  • Background in journalism and newswriting. Radio experience a plus.
  • Excellent newswriting, online research, computer, and on-camera interviewing and presentation skills.
  • Robust list of industry contacts -- publicists, managers, change makers, celebrities, etc.
  • Proficiency in digital audio and video recording and editing, e.g. Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Strong social media understanding, experience and engagement.
  • Sharp attention to detail and ability to work effectively as a team member against daily deadlines.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work 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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