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WABC General Assignment Reporter

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10041716 Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Aug. 01, 2023

Job Summary:

The Disney owned station WABC in New York City is looking for an experienced staff general assignment reporter with the ability to authentically engage and connect with our audience.  The ideal candidate must be a dynamic and compelling journalist, communicator, and storyteller with a passion for uncovering and reporting the facts, and with integrity above all else. This team member will work collaboratively with producers, assignment editors and newsroom leaders. The applicant must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility broadcasters have to, and with, the communities we serve.  This team member will report for all platforms and dayparts including early mornings, nights and weekends.

Basic Qualifications

  • Exceptional reporting, writing and interviewing skills

  • Must know how to source and generate impactful enterprise leads, and create impactful content utilizing the latest investigative tools, including data journalism. 

  • You must be tenacious in your ability to uncover stories through investigation and research

  • Be an expert in telling high impact stories and in breaking news coverage, and demonstrate that ability in the field

  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as owned and distributed digital, streaming and social platforms

  • Active in using social media for promotion and news gathering

  • Demonstrated ability to move the audience between linear and digital platforms

  • A collaborative self-starter

  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality

  • Strong commitment to the community, expected to represent the station and participate at various community events

  • Must be open to working early mornings, nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years reporting experience in top 10 Market

  • Fluency in a second language

Responsibilities & Duties of the Roles:

  • On air performance

  • Researching, Writing and Reporting

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field

The hiring range for this position in New York is $150,000 to $200,000 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 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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 WABC Television (New York), LLC, which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

WABC Television (New York), LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, 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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