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Weekend/Part Time Line Producer (ABC News)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10070768 Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC News Date posted Nov. 14, 2023

Job Summary:

ABC News Live is looking for a Weekend/Part Time Line Producer.  The Live Desk Line Producer will ultimately become a “super viewer” of ABC News Live; utilizing that bandwidth to improve the viewer experience and to weave seamless transitions between varying forms of taped and live content.

Candidates will need to pay great attention to detail, have an ability to multitask and be able to work collaboratively while also being a co-leader with the Live Desk Live Operations Producer.  Candidate should be someone who thrives on navigating between big picture ideas and developing and implementing workflows that allow for those ideas to come to fruition.  

The Live Desk Line Producer will need to understand complex operating systems and, along with the live operations producer, be tasked with finding innovative ways to make those procedures more efficient.  Candidate should enjoy working collaboratively with a team of colleagues with varying strong suits and backgrounds.


This producer will monitor editorial stories and breaking news and adjust content when appropriate.  The line producer will pitch live events that may require the team to break into regularly-scheduled weekend programming to produce raw events live.  Promotion and teasing of upcoming content and creation of hourly headlines is also a prime responsibility for this role. In moments of breaking news, the line producer becomes the first line of communication for EPs to formulate plans and adjust programming accordingly. The Line Producer will liaise between the Live Operations Producers and the Editorial/Production teams in the control room who produce anchored coverage. This role will also be responsible for overseeing the editorial aspect of our raw live streaming operation, ensuring accurate headlines are applied to weekend live events as well as guidelines from standards and legal are routinely followed when publishing content to our streaming products/partners.


  • Proficiency in iNews or related news software
  • Experience producing and coordinating multiple live events at the same time
  • Proficiency in editing on Avid or similar program
  • Strong writing skills, particularly as related to graphics
  • Ability to work early mornings, late nights, holidays and weekends as news warrants.
  • Strong editorial understanding of current events across various verticals (US News, International News, US politics, Election News, Entertainment/Business national stories)

The hiring range for this position in [location] is $86,400 to $118,800 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 ABC News:

The Disney Entertainment Television 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: 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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call ABC News.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 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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