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Multimedia Reporter, ABC News Washington

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 781128BR Location Washington, DC, United States Business Walt Disney Television, ABC News Date posted Apr. 02, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC News is hiring a Multimedia Reporter.


This Multimedia Reporter is responsible for reporting and writing Washington-based stories and politics stories in coordination with the DC teams and the wider news division, and also conducting their own original reporting. This person is also responsible for writing DC-related live blogs that are launched during events such as key congressional hearings, debates, and breaking news situations.

This reporter is also expected to coordinate coverage with the senior editors and the teams responsible for videos, photos, social media and platforms.

The ideal candidate is a digitally savvy journalist who can work quickly and smartly in a highly competitive environment to generate story ideas and pitches, and execute them on deadline.

Candidate will have a strong sense of how to approach a story holistically – weaving together feeds, their own reporting, videos, photos and social embeds to create stories that are sharp, informative and highly visual. The role is based at ABC News’ bureau in Washington, D.C.

Although a key part of the role is managing text stories, the person in this role is also responsible for coordinating other key editorial elements and liaising with the wider newsgathering operation as well as broadcast units and audience development teams.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience reporting/writing for a major digital news outlet.
  • Ability to write on deadline with speed and accuracy.
  • Proven experience handling breaking news.
  • Experience with web publishing and AP style.
  • Ability to balance priorities, multiple projects and tasks.
  • Brings energy and positivity to the group dynamic.

Required Education

BA or BS from a 4-year accredited college or university or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in journalism from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

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 segment we call Walt Disney Television.

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, 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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