6abc Job Listings

Director



WPVI-TV 6abc is seeking a director to direct live fast-paced newscasts and other station programs. Experience on the Ross Overdrive and XPression systems and other automated production systems a plus. Must be news oriented and familiar with all phases of control room/studio operations. Seeking someone with a minimum of 4 years experience directing news. Excellent people skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure are a must. Apply on line at www.Disneycareers.com. This position is located in Philadelphia, PA. (No calls or faxes) EEO/M/F/D/V/SO/GI

Meteorologist/Reporter



Philadelphia's #1 station is looking for a Meteorologist who can also report. Action News is looking for a candidate who is experienced - ideally with an AMS certification - has a great on-air personality and is a fantastic storyteller.

The ideal candidate must be a dynamic journalist, communicator, storyteller and strong leader. This person is committed to telling the weather story in the most compelling way possible with an emphasis on public safety in severe weather situations. This is an individual who takes ownership of, and works collaboratively with colleagues in crafting their parts of our newscasts. This person may be called upon to report, write and perform live shots in the field. Having the talent to shoot and/or edit video is a plus. Being present and active on social media and other digital platforms is expected.

The ideal candidate sets the tone for teamwork and excellence, across all platforms and all departments within the station and station group. The applicant must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility broadcasters have to, and with, the communities we serve.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Exceptional knowledge of the weather and how to communicate it across multiple platforms

  • Strong reporting, writing and interviewing skills

  • Be an expert in telling high impact stories in breaking weather coverage, and demonstrate that ability from the studio and in the field

  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as owned and distributed digital and social platforms

  • Active in using social media for promotion and news gathering

  • Demonstrated ability to move the audience between linear and digital platforms

  • A collaborative self-starter

  • Willingness to lead and mentor

  • Strong commitment to the community, expected to represent the station and participate at various community events

  • Must have 5+ years of on-camera experience

  • Top market candidates preferred (market dependent)


  • EEO/M/F/D/V/SO/GI

    For more information and to apply for the position, please log onto www.Disneycareers.com.

    Journalist, Race & Culture Unit (Walt Disney Television)



    Job Summary:

    The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking to hire multi-skilled journalists to cover the Race and Culture beat in our 8 local markets. Each journalist must be a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, effective communicator and proven collaborator.

    The multi-skilled journalists will be based at each of the OTV stations (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno) and work directly with the newsroom management teams and decision makers to select and create content. The journalists will be part of the editorial decision-making process as it relates to story assignments, sourcing subjects featured in stories and developing community relationships to expand the diversity of voices included in our storytelling. Each journalist may be assigned specific beats with a goal of local and national distribution of the content across all OTV platforms. In addition, journalists will work closely with the ABC News Race & Culture Unit to identify areas of collaboration.

    In addition, the journalists will work across the group and meet daily with the Executive Producers of Race & Culture to identify mission appropriate topics, stories and series for journalistic exploration and match with content creators throughout the organization.

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead and facilitate diversity & inclusion editorial discussions in your respective newsrooms.

    • The ideal candidates will be responsible for offering creative and innovative ideas for better story-telling as well as have the ability to work under deadline. They will also collaborate with other stations and teams for joint projects or special features and brainstorm different story angles and ways to increase social media presence. Understanding of digital platforms and social media preferred.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • 5 years of journalism experience; Significant experience producing longform content

    • Must have the proven ability to take a story from concept to completion, including researching, interviewing, shooting, producing, writing, editing and presenting across all platforms

    • Significant reporting experience and sources in the area of Race & Culture

    • Candidates must be able to effectively manage story assignments and production in addition to collaborating with the Race & Culture Executive Producers and multiskilled journalists across OTV's 8 markets

    • Insatiable curiosity - you just have to dig deeper to find the truth


    • Strong editorial judgment

    • Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in

    • Experience performing well under pressure

    • A pro at social media and other digital tools


    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience


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