Full Time Job

WABC Newscast Director - Weekend Mornings - Daily Hire

ABC News

New York, NY 10-04-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Disney Entertainment's eight-owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. WABC-TV has been the leader in local news and entertainment programming in the New York City area for more than 60 years. Producing more than 45 hours of live, local news and weather each week, Channel 7 ''Eyewitness News'' is the most-watched local news in New York and the United States. Quality news and programming, cutting-edge technology and ongoing community outreach are the hallmarks of excellence that have consistently kept WABC-TV New York's No. 1 station and the most-watched television station in the nation.

WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City is seeking a motivated and dedicated director who will work on news and live local productions! The ideal candidate needs extensive working experience with the Ross Overdrive automated control room system. Candidates should have a strong sense of a local newscast structure plus significant hands-on experience operating in a computer-assisted environment, with the ability to work efficiently under pressure.

Daily Hire is an employee hired to work daily with no requirement of a regular schedule.

• Direct daily newscasts for linear broadcasts or for our streaming services
• Communicate well with others in the newsroom when collaborating on shows
• Implement last-minute changes in high-pressure situations

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of three years of directing experience at a local news station on an automated system
• Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated ability work under deadline pressures and work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
• Must be flexible with working varying hours, including early mornings, late nights, overnights, holidays, and adaptable to changes in the schedule

Preferred Qualifications:
• Operational knowledge of the DALET Newsroom system is preferred
• Ross Overdrive experience is preferred

Required Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field

The pay rate for this daily hire role in New York is $774 per day.

About ABC Owned TV Stations:

The Disney Entertainment Television 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 we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gky940-44-197-101-251-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $774.00 Per Hour ($ USD)