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Producer/Reporter - Race & Culture, ABC News

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 779462BR Location Washington, DC, United States Business Walt Disney Television,ABC News Date posted Mar. 29, 2021

Job Summary:

Are you ready to join an emerging reporting vertical at ABC News? Are you committed to telling stories of people that are often overlooked and underreported? Have you developed expertise covering immigration stories nationally? ABC News Washington is looking for a Producer/Reporter to join our Race and Culture team to develop coverage with a deeper reporting at the intersection of race, politics, and culture, with a specific focus on immigration.

Across the landscape of ABC News Programming, the Race and Culture reporting team will guide daily reporting and special coverage in a space that is dynamic and requires closer investigation, delivering breaking news, relevant interviews, and incisive investigative reports.

The Producer/Reporter will report to the Coordinating Producer--Race & Culture.

Responsibilities:

ABC News is looking for a producer/reporter to focus specifically on issues of immigration at the national level. This individual must have experience reporting and producing at the federal level for multiple platforms. This person will have experience writing broadcast scripts and demonstrated editorial experience knowing the right questions to ask at press conferences and when conducting interviews. The producer/reporter will pitch stories daily to the Race and Culture Coordinating Producer and will collaborate with other ABC News shows and producers to identify opportunities to leverage content distribution particularly on digital platforms. The reporter/producer must be able to tell the story of immigration at the federal level, border, and within communities across the country.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience writing and producing video content, one (1) or more of those years must have been spent reporting/producing at the federal level
  • Must show experience enterprising stories, pitching and executing ideas on a daily basis
  • Must show experience booking interviews and working under tight deadlines
  • Must be able to provide samples of written and video work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) or more years of experience writing and producing video content, two (2) or more of those years spent at the federal level
  • Full fluency in Spanish
  • One (1) or more years’ experience reporting at the border


About Walt Disney Television,ABC News:

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,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 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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