The Walt Disney Company News Editor-Overnight in New York, New York

ABC News is seeking a News Editor to join our growing Digital team.

The person in this role will be leading the charge for ABC News Digital during the overnight hours. The News Editor will be responsible for assigning, writing and responding to news and other stories that develop during the shift. The News Editor is responsible for overseeing the work of the overnight reporting team, and must be comfortable leading the charge.

Although 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 and audience development teams. He or she will handle alerting key editorial team members to breaking news.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for helping the dayside team set the day’s agenda by providing a detailed handover note, including story pitches and ideas about how to take breaking news stories forward.

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

The role is based in New York City, and the hours are from 11 p.m. ET to 8 a.m. ET.

Responsibilities :

  • 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

  • Must be willing to work overnight hours

  • 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

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

Additional Information :

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Job ID: 545311BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks