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News Editor


New York, NY 04-16-2024
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Freelance News Editor (Saturday Coverage) (ABC News) (Expression of Interest)

We are seeking a full-time freelance News Editor to join the ABC News Digital team.

The person in this role will be responsible for line editing text stories that are published on, working with reporters, senior leaders and our legal and standards teams. This person will also write and report breaking news stories as needed.

Though 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, the Digital video team, and the audience development team, which oversees our platforms and social media.

The ideal candidate is someone who is a thoughtful editor and writer, and has experience handling or leading breaking news coverage, is a self-starter and does well under pressure.

The hours are generally 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Tuesday through Saturday, though the hours may change on occasion due to coverage needs. This person can also opt to work in a hybrid model in our New York headquarters, Washington Bureau or Los Angeles Bureau.

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

• Edit multiple text articles per day
• Work with the newsgathering desk to determine what is reportable
• Collaborate with reporters, producers, editors, bookers and correspondents
• When necessary, file breaking news stories
• Coordinate news coverage across different teams
• Make editorial judgments on a minute-to-minute basis

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years' experience editing for a digital news outlet
• Ability to write on deadline with speed and accuracy
• Proven experience handling breaking news
• Willingness and desire to collaborate across different teams
• Ability to balance priorities, multiple projects and tasks
• Brings energy and positivity to the group dynamic

Preferred Qualifications:
• Has experience running point on major breaking news
• Experience collaborating with different teams
• Excellent communication skills

The pay rate for this role in Los Angeles, New York, and DC is $38.00 to $52.00 per hour. The base pay actually offered may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, among other factors. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered. To learn more about our benefits visit:

About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company's streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television's creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television's programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children's & family categories.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxeb1j-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $38.00 to $52.00 Per Hour ($ USD)