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Production Manager, This Week (ABC News)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 784110BR Location Washington, DC, United States Business General Entertainment Content, ABC News Date posted Apr. 13, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC News is hiring a Production Manager for This Week with George Stephanopoulos based in Washington, DC.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a network-level, highly-respected public affairs broadcast with growing reach in the streaming and multi-platform space.

Responsibilities:

The Production Manager will oversee the operational and technical integrity of the broadcast, serve as the liaison between the editorial and control room staff, and is also expected to contribute editorially to the development of the weekly show.

This position will handle all guest and correspondent remotes, both domestic and foreign; coordinate editing assignments; oversee the budget; schedule staff; manage show expenses; and handle other responsibilities as it relates to the weekly Sunday show and other multi-platform projects under the This Week portfolio. Candidates must be able to handle coverage of live breaking news and planned live television remotes, have control room experience and enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic news environment.


The Production Manager will be the go-to person for all show requests including out-of-the-ordinary creative asks—big and small, planned and last-minute—such as building anchor remotes and multi-camera interviews in the field. This includes crewing, transmission and navigating complex location logistics under tight deadlines. They are also the show’s representative to competitors and third party vendors, and as such must convey the esteem of ABC News.

This team leader functions as the connective tissue of the broadcast from inception to execution. The Production Manager must have the ability to straddle between different ABC News departments in both Washington and New York, handle different workforces (union and non-union), and build strong relationships within ABC News and amongst collaborating competitors.

Candidates must be willing to work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. They must be able to work on their own as well as in various team settings to provide high-quality work to the show and ABC News.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have experience managing multiple projects at once.
  • Must have television control room experience.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful, breaking news environment.
  • Must be well organized and extremely attentive to details.
  • Be a self-starter as well as a team player skilled in managing groups both inside and outside the organization.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 8+ years of Network television experience, including network pools and traffic/operations coordination.
  • Previous experience managing a team including personnel and budget.
  • Working knowledge of DC metro area and government logistics.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.


About General Entertainment Content:

The 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 segment we call General Entertainment Content.

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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