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Field Producer, Midwest

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7117556620220324 Location Ohio, United States Business ABC News Date posted Nov. 21, 2022 Flex Type Remote

- This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.

Job Summary:

The Midwest Field Producer must be a creative storyteller, with the demonstrated ability to cover breaking and ongoing news with correspondents and other production staff.

Responsibilities include pitching, developing, and producing stories for all broadcast and digital platforms, with a focus on distinctive and creative visual storytelling.

Candidates should have at least five years of experience in network News. Candidates must be editorially strong, resourceful in the field, skilled in the latest news gathering technologies, and have extensive reporting and producing experience.

Candidates will be expected to travel on short notice for extended periods and work a variety of shifts. This role will be based in Ohio.

Responsibilities:

  • Generating, pitching, and executing creative enterprise and day of news story ideas for television and digital.
  • Collaborate with editors, photojournalists, guest bookers, and show and segment producers to create compelling packages for the network.
  • Produce live segments, both in the field or in the studio or from remote network locations.
  • Oversee and manage production of reporter packages from concept to delivery, including idea generation, story research, news gathering, writing and postproduction.
  • Writing, vetting, carrying scripts through to approval, with varying degrees of reporter involvement.
  • Writing accompanying stories for digital.
  • Leveraging skills in field producing, interviewing in person and remotely, creating and signing off on graphics as research and other postproduction elements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience producing live segments, both in the field or in the studio or from remote network locations
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Position requires outstanding news judgment, critical and strategic thinking, organization skills, and an ability to be persistent yet diplomatic, as well as commitment to accuracy and integrity in news coverage
  • Strong knowledge of newsgathering, including multiple transmission formats and social media.
  • Continuously develop and maintain sources that result in original reporting and sourcing
  • Must have flexibility and ability to work long and varied schedules and travel when needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in a major television news organization.

Required Education:

  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent years of experience.

The hiring range for this remote position is $ 90,000 to $120,000 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. 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.

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About ABC News:

The Disney 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 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, 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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