Full Time Job

Multimedia Reporter, Digital

ABC News

Remote / Virtual 10-20-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
We are seeking a writer and reporter to join ABC News' Digital team to cover general assignment stories and digital content in partnership with ABC News' marquee linear and streaming brands, including ABC News Live and ABC News documentaries. The ideal candidate is a rock-solid self-starter with proven experience writing breaking news as well as compelling news features. This person will have a strong sense of how to approach a story holistically – weaving together information from the field, their own reporting, videos, photos and social embeds to create text stories that are sharp, informative and highly visual. This person also should have a solid familiarity with broadcast scripts and writing stories from live interviews.

The role is based at the ABC News headquarters in New York City, but staff members are currently working remotely, with the possibility of a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule starting in the new year. The schedule is generally 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, though that may change according to news coverage needs.

• Pitch and execute daily general assignment stories and long-term enterprise ideas
• Write day-of stories with speed and accuracy
• Collaborate with newsgathering, bookers, legal, standards and broadcast show teams
• Identify fresh, engaging story ideas, angles and sources for text pieces

Basic Qualifications:
• At least 3 years hard news writing experience
• Proven ability to write clean copy on a deadline
• Experience with web publishing and AP style
• Track record of collaborating with reporters and editors of all experience levels in a fast-paced newsroom.

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 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.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call General Entertainment Content.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpxvbo-52-23-219-12-42 in your application.