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KGO General Assignment Reporter

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10064191 Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment Television Date posted Sep. 25, 2023

Job Summary:

Disney Entertainment’s eight-owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Emmy® Award-winning station KGO-TV ABC7 is the San Francisco Bay Area’s source for breaking news, weather and live video. Widely recognized for its solution-based promise to help the Bay Area communities, the station’s initiative “Building a Better Bay Area” dedicates more time, resources and reporting to the issues that impact its viewers’ quality of life. From the local economy and education, to health and safety, to issues impacting the environment, ABC7’s focus is to bring greater perspective on the challenges currently facing neighborhoods. The station has won back-to-back Emmy Awards for Overall Excellence/News Excellence in 2019 and 2020. KGO-TV is an ABC owned television station serving San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and all of the greater Bay Area, which together comprise the nation’s sixth largest television market.

KGO-TV/ABC7 News, the ABC Owned Television station in San Francisco, is seeking a smart, dedicated and aggressive multi-skilled journalist who loves to dig and enterprise lead stories. ABC7 News is committed to Building a Better Bay Area through solutions journalism. The ideal candidate must be a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, effective communicator and proven collaborator. Candidates must have a strong editorial background in a breaking news environment. Candidates must also be active users of social media for newsgathering and have a demonstrated ability to move the audience between linear and digital platforms. Applicants are expected to be able to shoot, write, and edit visually creative, memorable stories with active live reporting. A successful candidate will have a proven track record of developing contacts and sources and telling impactful stories. Our ideal candidate innovates every day and enjoys experimenting with new technology. This person must be organized and work well under pressure and constant deadlines. We want someone who brings a positive attitude every day and is receptive to feedback.

Reporters are expected to turn stories daily for newscasts, our website and for our 24/7 stream. In addition, reporters need to have an active presence in social media. Reporters must write, shoot, and edit their stories, and appear live from the field during the station’s newscast. Reporters use consumer, prosumer digital camera equipment, cell phones, and non-linear desktop editing.

Reporters must pitch original stories and develop contacts within the community.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience anchoring/reporting in a top 50 market and a bachelor’s degree.

  • Candidates should have a solid resume reel showing superior on-camera presentation.

  • Must have excellent writing skills, possess solid news judgment and ethical decision-making skills.

  • Candidates should be able to shoot videos and edit stories for linear and digital on non-linear desktop editing platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Bilingual is beneficial

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education:

  • Journalism or Communications degree

This position is covered under the Company’s collective bargaining agreement with SAG-AFTRA

The hiring ranage for this role in San Francisco is $141,000 - $155,000 per year. The base pay actually offered may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, among other factors. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered. To learn more about our benefits visit:

About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television’s creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television’s programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children’s & family categories.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 KGO Television, Inc, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

KGO Television, 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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