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Story Editor, 20/20 (ABC News)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 781561BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Walt Disney Television, ABC News Date posted Mar. 31, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC News is looking for a Story Editor to work in the 20/20 booking department.


Duties include ability to find and pitch stories viable as 2 hour yarns, and booking and development of stories of interest. Candidate will be expected to book competitive stories, be available for breaking news and to travel for bookings and trials. Our team also assists the other ABC News shows as needed with breaking news and big stories of interest across platforms. At a future point, candidate will be expected to work a late night shift on a rotating basis on Friday nights through the broadcast at 11PM and travel for stories. Candidate may also be required to work an early morning shift occasionally to watch the morning shows, read the major papers and produce a write up of the suggested stories of the day.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidate should have strong editorial sensibilities and great communication skills.
  • Candidate should have strong research skills and a passion for crime stories.
  • Candidate should have 3 plus years of journalism experience
  • Proven track record in booking and development.
  • Strong writer

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to shoot and computer/social media skills a plus.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

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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