The Walt Disney Company ABC News Digital Production Associate (Project Hire) in New York, New York

ABC News Digital has an opening for a Production Associate who will be responsible for assisting live video coverage at ABC News. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys being part of a team and is looking to help grow ABC News’ live storytelling capabilities. Role includes working under hourly deadlines to help our team’s source and produce news headlines with a variety of stories. This is an opportunity to pitch ideas and work as part of a team that is at the forefront of live streaming

This is a project position and is anticipated to last one year.

Responsibilities :

  • Supporting producer in all aspects of production including: logging, coordinating live video coming into the network, researching video, stills and editorial information.

  • Work closely with editor and producer to gather video and stills for news headlines.

  • Have a strong grounding and appreciation for the 24/7 digital rhythm of news; and be passionate and excited about the future of news.

  • Proactively work to help team identify and address problems quickly when they arise.

  • Ensure that the live video team is in constant communication with other teams and broadcasts at ABC News and working with the greatest levels of efficiency.

  • Editing video for headline stories and updating with new information or images every hour.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 2 years in newsroom environment or similar

  • Must be familiar with various media formats as well as library systems

  • Strong editorial and organization skills, as well as the ability to perform duties under deadlines

  • Ability to generate original story ideas

  • A strong understanding of social media and a demonstrated ability to sustain a variety of social media accounts

  • A willingness to work a variety of shifts, including evenings, overnights and weekends and thrive under daily deadline pressures

  • Bachelor’s degree required (TV/Film/Journalism or related field) or equivalent work experience

  • Knowledge of Avid (or similar non-linear editing platform)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • An understanding of the current digital landscape of live streaming

Job ID: 572248BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks