Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY


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WABC General Assignment Reporter

Post Date:May 29, 2024Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - New York - New York Job Reference:
Job Description:

Disney Entertainment’s eight-owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. WABC-TV has been the leader in local news and entertainment programming in the New York City area for more than 60 years. Producing more than 45 hours of live, local news and weather each week, Channel 7 “Eyewitness News” is the most-watched local news in New York and the United States. Quality news and programming, groundbreaking technology, and ongoing community outreach are the hallmarks of excellence that have consistently kept WABC-TV New York’s No. 1 station and the most-watched television station in the nation!

WABC is looking for an experienced staff general assignment reporter with the ability to authentically engage and connect with our audience.  The ideal candidate must be a dynamic and compelling journalist, communicator, and storyteller with a passion for uncovering and reporting the facts, and with integrity above all else. This team member will work collaboratively with producers, assignment editors and newsroom leaders. The applicant must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility broadcasters have to, and with, the communities we serve.  This team member will report for all platforms and dayparts including early mornings, nights and weekends.

This is a full-time staff position. The position is covered under the SAG-AFTRA- WABC-TV Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Basic Qualifications

  • Exceptional reporting, writing and interviewing skills

  • Must know how to source and generate impactful enterprise leads, and create impactful content utilizing the latest investigative tools, including data journalism. 

  • You must be tenacious in your ability to uncover stories through investigation and research

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

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

  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality

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

  • Must be open to working early mornings, nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years reporting experience in a top 10 Market

  • Fluency in a second language

Responsibilities & Duties of the Roles:

  • On air performance

  • Researching, Writing and Reporting

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

The hiring range for this position in New York is $150,000 to $180,000 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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Contact Information
Peggy Yeung
7 Lincoln Sq.
New York, NY 10023
United States
Ph: 8185535655

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