ABC News Fellow 2017-18

Disney ABC Television Group
New York

Job ID 463792BR 

 Location New York, New York, United States

Job Posting Company Disney ABC Television Group 

Job Posting Area Disney ABC Television Group 

Date posted 06/15/2017

ABC News seeks aspiring journalists from diverse backgrounds for a rigorous year-long employment opportunity. Participants accepted into this program will spend the year rotating through a series of ABC News broadcasts, departments and platforms while mastering the editorial, production, and newsgathering skills essential to success in the competitive, fast-paced field of multiplatform journalism. These aspiring journalists will gain hands-on experience developing news stories, working in the field and in the studio on broadcast production, writing news stories, shooting, editing, refining research skills and developing content for multiple platforms. Additionally, each participant will have access to industry-leading professionals, as well as development and mentorship opportunities.Responsibilities

This position requires excellent writing, reporting, time management, and communication skills. Candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and should possess superior news judgment, attention to detail, and a keen understanding of news broadcasts and the digital space. Responsible for all facets of Production including: Developing story ideas and pitching to senior editorial staff, gathering elements for stories including shooting b-roll, conducting interviews, graphics and video research, writing scripts, and editing packages for multiple platforms.Basic Qualifications

2 years of relevant professional experience or equivalent educational graduate-level experience 

Demonstrated writing skills

Proven interest in journalism, production and digital content

Candidates must have work authorization in the United States through 2019

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years journalism experience 

Ability to edit packages on AVID Newscutter

Ability to shoot on DV camera

Required Education

Bachelors’ degree from a 4 year accredited college or university

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity