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WABC - Sports Producer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10044446 Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Mar. 14, 2023

Job Summary:

The Disney owned station WABC in New York City is looking for an experienced Sports Producer with the ability to connect with our audience.  The ideal candidate must be a dynamic and compelling journalist and communicator who will oversee all elements of daily sportscasts. This team member will work collaboratively with producers, writers, directors, anchors, reporters, graphic artists and other 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 produce for all platforms and dayparts including early mornings, nights and weekends.

WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City is seeking an aggressive, motivated and dedicated Sports Producer who will oversee all elements of a daily sportscast. Our sports producer must build complicated, compelling, interesting sportscasts in a highly competitive, high-pressure environment. A successful candidate must work well with anchors, reporters, assignment editors, directors and graphic artists. Candidates for this position should have a passion for producing, writing and delivering sports news, highlights and features in a creative manner

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Craft daily sportscasts and manage all aspects of the broadcast

  • Write clear and compelling broadcast copy

  • Execute last-minute changes in high pressure situations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience producing at a local news station

  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadline pressures and work in a rapid, fast-paced environment

  • Detail-oriented with strong editorial and production skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be flexible with working hours (late nights, overnights, holidays) and adaptable to change

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education:

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


The pay rate for this union role in New York is $128,500.

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, 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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