Jobs and internships at ABC7 Los Angeles

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ABC7 Los Angeles
Human Resources
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201

ABC7 Job Line: (818) 863-7JOB (818-863-7562)
Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Digital News Producer | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, technically-savvy news junkie to join our online news team at our Glendale studios. Candidates should have experience working and multitasking in a high-pressure television news environment. Strong editorial skills and sharp news judgment is a must. You must have strong basic computer skills, including common keyboard shortcuts. Candidates must thrive in a team environment but also be able to work independently. Candidates must be available to work flexible hours, including overnights, weekends and holidays. Applicant must possess: Strong writing and copy-editing skills; solid newsgathering abilities; proficiency with AP Style; strong computer skills; solid knowledge of basic HTML; strong grasp of social media, basic Photoshop skills, and familiarity with mobile devices, including phones and tablets. Ability to shoot and edit video a plus. Key responsibilities include: Timely posting of breaking local and national news on all digital platforms, including but not limited to websites, apps and social media; working with producers, assignment editors and talent to coordinate on-air and online news coverage; executing special projects for various station departments, including sales, creative services and community affairs; site troubleshooting and overall maintenance of the high editorial standards of ABC7 and abc7.com. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

General Assignment Reporter | Click here to apply
KABC-TV, the ABC Owned local TV and digital content provider in Los Angeles, seeks a creative, energetic, general assignment reporter. Qualified candidates must be great writers and have strong live presentation skills. Previous local news anchoring or fill-in anchoring experience is preferred. Ability to shoot, edit and publish is essential. Must be able to demonstrate social media fluency. If you work well under deadline pressure, are a strong journalist and story-teller, and are comfortable handling live breaking news at the anchor desk and in the field please apply. Equal Opportunity Employer -Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Producer | Click here to apply
KABC-TV, the ABC Owned local TV and digital content source in Los Angeles, is adding a Staff Producer for Eyewitness News. Excellent writing, copy editing, and content showcasing skills are required. Qualified candidates should have at least 3 years producing experience in a competitive market as well as the ability to work under constant deadline pressure. Candidates must have experience with ENPS, non-linear editing, VIZRT and touchscreen graphics. A college degree, preferably in Journalism, is required. Equal Opportunity Employer -Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Dayside Executive Producer | Click here to apply
KABC-TV, the ABC Owned local TV and digital content source in Los Angeles, is adding a Dayside Executive Producer for Eyewitness News. We're recruiting for a leader who is detail-oriented and demonstrates strong editorial, production and marketing skills. Excellent writing, copy editing, content showcasing and digital/social media skills are required. The successful candidate will have prior success as an executive producer and/or substantial newscast producing experience in a competitive large market. A college degree, preferably in journalism, is required. An understanding of the diverse communities KABC serves in Southern California is essential. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Helicopter Reporter: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles seeks a creative and energetic helicopter reporter. Qualified candidates must have strong live presentation skills. Previous chopper experience handling live breaking news in L.A. is strongly preferred. Ability to operate camera in a helicopter is a plus. Please apply online and include your demo reel. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Broadcast Systems Specialist: | Click here to apply
KABC TV, the ABC/Disney Owned station in Los Angeles has an opportunity for a Broadcast Systems Specialist with significant experience and a strong working knowledge of television broadcast and digital media. The successful candidate will become a high-level member of the select team charged with designing, implementing and supporting major technical systems at one of the largest and most successful commercial television stations in the country. They will report to the Assistant Director of Technology and be responsible for the highest level of service and support to in-house customers. Qualified applicants must have demonstrable ability to manage multiple, changing priorities and tight deadlines. An in-depth knowledge of information technology and networking, including best security practices, will be necessary. Knowledge of digital video and audio technologies, file-based production and web/social media workflows will be necessary. The best-qualified candidates will also bring project management and documentations skills and demonstrate excellent communication ability. Night, weekend, and holiday work will periodically be required and the ability to lift and carry equipment as necessary. Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience supporting newsroom automation systems, channel playout and branding systems. Experience with non-linear editing systems, large electronic graphics systems, as well as general signal distribution and routing are highly desirable. A degree in a technical related field, appropriate certifications, or equivalent experience preferred and significant experience in all technology related to operation and maintenance of modern broadcast, news, and media production facilities required. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Social Media Producer: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles seeks a dynamic social media expert to produce engaging content and help hone strategy for the most-followed local TV station in the country. The Social Media Producer will help to envision and execute campaigns across our suite of social properties for various departments including news, programming, promotions, sales and community affairs. This individual understands the value and mission of our station and company brands, and will appropriately represent them in social. The Social Media Producer thrives on experimenting with the latest tips, tools and research, and aggressively monitors ABC7's performance, making necessary strategic adjustments to succeed in the ever-changing social space. This position is based in ABC7's fast-paced TV newsroom and works closely with the Senior Digital Producer to help educate and lead our team of content producers and on-air talent. This position reports directly to the Senior Digital Producer. The ideal candidate must be willing to work flexible hours, has wide-ranging knowledge of major social platforms and devices, deep personal engagement in social media, and is able to drive results organically. Experience in journalism or with TV newsrooms is a plus. Responsibilities include but are not limited to launching ABC7 on emerging platforms, accelerating existing social media strategies, monitoring social media best practices and providing proactive recommendations, monitoring day-to-day social media conversations, accounts management. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY | Click here to apply
KABC TV, the ABC/Disney Owned station in Los Angeles has an opportunity for an Assistant Director of Technology with significant management and leadership experience and a strong working knowledge of television broadcast and digital media. The successful candidate will become a key player in conceiving, designing, implementing and operating all technical aspects of one of the largest and most successful commercial television stations in the country. They will have demonstrable ability to manage multiple, changing priorities. An in-depth knowledge of information technology, digital video and audio technologies, RF technologies and file- based production workflows will be necessary. Experience in TV broadcast engineering management including network, studio and transmitter facility maintenance, capital project planning and implementation, production and on-air operations preferred. Ability to support scheduling technical personnel, preparation of operating budgets, as well as compliance with government and industry regulations and standards will be expected. Ideally, the candidate will be detail-oriented and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. They will report to the Vice President of Technology and will be expected to become a "go-to" technical contact at KABC, with the attitude and ability to support and service other departments including News, Programming, Promotions, and Sales. A degree in a technical related field or equivalent experience required and significant experience in a primary role in technology related to operation and maintenance of modern broadcast, news, and media production facilities is a must. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the top stations in the country in a challenging, rewarding position. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

MANAGER OF BROADCAST AND DIGITAL NEWS COVERAGE | Click here to apply
KABC-TV, the ABC Owned local TV and digital content provider in Los Angeles, has an immediate opening for a Manager of Broadcast and Digital News Coverage to assign, vet and push various types of news content in "real time" across all ABC 7 platforms. The Manager of Broadcast and Digital News Coverage supervises breaking news response and daily coverage 24/7 for broadcast and digital. Must have a competitive instinct, the ability to make decisions quickly and independently, and a firm grasp of social media for both news gathering and news distribution purposes. Experience managing the news gathering process at a major digital and/or broadcast news organization is strongly preferred. A college degree, preferably in journalism, is required. The ability to be relentless and positive while leading journalists into the local news future is essential. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

CONSUMER REPORTER | Click here to apply
KABC-TV, the ABC Owned Station in Los Angeles, has an immediate opening for a Consumer Reporter to produce impactful stories daily for ABC7's broadcast and digital platforms. The reporter must have the ability to shoot, write, edit and publish. Previous experience investigating consumer issues is preferred. Proven success engaging audiences via social media, and already having an audience and profile in new media, are desired. We're looking for a journalist with a passion for providing information that helps people live better lives. College degree preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

CREATIVE & DIGITAL MARKETING DIRECTOR | Click here to apply
The Creative & Digital Marketing Director is responsible for working with the Vice President of Creative Services and Programming to help establish, elevate and lead ABC7's creative strategy across on-air, digital, and social media platforms. This person will assist in managing and inspiring a creative team, overseeing commercial production initiatives, and helping develop unique and inventive digital/social content marketing. The right candidate is in sync with the pulse of Southern California and has a passion for understanding and connecting with diverse local communities, brand development and blazing new trails. Must be collaborative, competitive, curious, and analytical, with a tenacious work-ethic.

Responsibilities:
Mentor, manage and motivate multi-disciplinary creative team
Develop brand-building, multi-platform marketing campaigns and oversee from concept to
completion
Make sure initiatives align with ABC7's brand values
Utilize available research tools and industry insight to develop data-driven strategies
Identify ways to maximize share of voice and engagement on new/emerging platforms and technologies
Collaborate with various departments including News, Sales and Community Relations
Consistently seek, identify, and develop unique revenue-generating opportunities

Qualifications:
7+ years of experience working in creative marketing, advertising, design, digital/social, or
related field preferred
3+ years of management experience preferred
Considerable marketing knowledge and instinct
Exceptional writing and communication skills
Outstanding people skills; must be able to effectively interact with a variety of departments, personalities, clients & agencies
Must be a self-directing, self-motivating multi-tasker able to thrive in a fast paced environment
Well organized and excellent project manager
Entrepreneurial spirit and dedicated team player!

TRANSMISSION ENGINEER | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles seeks an experienced individual for the position of freelance Transmission Engineer. Duties will include acquisition, transmission, routing, and quality control of satellite, microwave, and other signals. The successful candidate will operate in a demanding, live news environment. The ability to work various shifts including nights and weekends is required. Candidate should be motivated to excel and possess strong interpersonal skills. Significant knowledge of southern California geography and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment is required. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

PART-TIME FREELANCE DIGITAL NEWS PRODUCER | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, technically-savvy news junkie to join our online news team at our Glendale studios. Candidates should have experience working and multitasking in a high-pressure television news environment. Strong editorial skills and sharp news judgment is a must. You must have strong basic computer skills, including common keyboard shortcuts. Candidates must also thrive in a team environment and be available to work flexible hours, including overnights and weekends. Applicant must possess: Strong writing and copy-editing skills; solid newsgathering abilities; proficiency with AP Style; strong computer skills; solid knowledge of basic HTML; strong grasp of social media, basic Photoshop and Final Cut Pro skills, and familiarity with mobile devices including phones and tablets. Key responsibilities include: Timely posting of breaking local and national news on all digital platforms, including but not limited to websites, apps and social media; working with producers and assignment editors to coordinate on-air and online news coverage; coordinating special projects with various station departments; site troubleshooting and overall maintenance of the high editorial standards of ABC7 and abc7.com. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE MAINTENANCE ENGINEER | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced, skilled broadcast maintenance engineers for freelance employment. These positions will require significant, diverse experience in installation and maintenance of modern digital production, ENG, and RF transmission systems. FCC license and/or SBE certification is desirable. Shifts may be part or full-time and the ability to work a varied schedule including early mornings, nights and weekends is necessary. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

ENG CAMERAPERSONS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced ENG camerapersons for freelance employment. Successful candidates will have at least two years experience in daily newsgathering, live microwave truck operation, and editing in the field. Non-linear editing experience a plus. Scheduling flexibility, including willingness to work weekends, early mornings, late nights, and holidays a must. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

IS TECHNICIAN - P/T: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking an individual to provide help desk services including telephone and desktop computer support on a part-time basis. Will participate in the development and maintenance of desktop and portable PC configurations. Must understand basic troubleshooting techniques and be a logical problem solver. Must have good interpersonal skills and be motivated to help. Ability to work well in a team environment and lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds required. Must be available for any shift including holidays and weekends. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

NEWSWRITER/NEWSCAST PRODUCER: | Click here to apply
Do you have what it takes to make our newscasts stand out in a highly competitive market? ABC7 Los Angeles is looking to hire an experienced staff Newswriter/Newscast Producer. Must be a great writer/storyteller who also understands the role social media plays in reaching viewers and creating content. Qualified candidate should have at least 3 years newscast writing and producing experience and the ability to work quickly under constant deadline pressure. Knowledge of ENPS, non-linear editing, VIZRT, and touch-screen technology a plus. Schedule flexibility and willingness to work weekends, overnights and holidays a must. This position involves a mix of writing-only and producing-only days. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER/FILL-IN ANCHOR: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles seeks a creative, energetic, general assignment reporter/ fill-in anchor. Qualified candidates must be great writers and have strong live presentation skills. Previous local news anchoring or fill-in anchoring experience is preferred. Ability to shoot and edit a plus. If you work well under deadline pressure, are a strong journalist and story-teller, and are comfortable handling live breaking news at the anchor desk and in the field, please apply and include your demo reel. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.

FREELANCE GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTERS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking dynamic freelance General Assignment Reporters to join our top rated news team. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and live presentation skills. A minimum of five years television broadcast news experience in a medium to large market is preferred. Ability to shoot and edit your own stories a plus. If you are interested in applying your reporting skills in a challenging and exciting news market, send your resume and non-returnable DVD. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE ASSIGNMENT EDITOR: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Eyewitness News, Southern California's breaking news leader, is seeking a part-time weekend Assignment Editor. This position is for weekend evenings but applicant should be flexible enough to work additional fill-in shifts if needed at various times during the week. Previous assignment desk experience is a must. Knowledge of Southern California a plus. Must be able to multi-task and make decisions quickly, function effectively under deadline pressure, and have previous experience coordinating the movements of reporters and crews. If you have great story ideas, great contacts, and love breaking news, please apply. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE GRAPHIC ARTIST: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is looking for freelance Graphic Artists/Broadcast Designers. If your creative juices pack a punch when working under tight deadlines, keep reading! Candidates must be resourceful, team players who are excellent at multi-tasking with the ability to conceptualize and design in broadcast, print, and web media. Advanced level in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects; experience in Final Cut Pro, Cinema 4D and Adobe Illustrator. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE NON-LINEAR EDITORS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced non-linear news editors for freelance employment. Must be able to work under tight deadlines. Minimum 3 years experience preferred in a local television station news department. Familiarity with Aurora NewsEdit system a plus. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

NEWSWRITERS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced television newswriters for freelance employment. Minimum of two years broadcast news experience. Ability to work quickly and under continuous deadlines. Knowledge of ENPS news system, line producing experience, and non-linear editing experience all pluses. Scheduling flexibility and willingness to work weekends, overnights, and holidays a must. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

NEWS ASSISTANTS: | Click here to apply
ABC7, the number one station in Los Angeles, is seeking News Assistants for freelance employment. The duties of this entry level position include but are not limited to logging tapes for stories and for music usage, searching tape files for video, answering phones, and running teleprompter. Shifts are varied and work will include some evenings, early mornings and weekends. College degree or current college attendance required. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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INTERNSHIPS

ABC7 has a variety of internship opportunities available year-round to currently enrolled college students pursuing careers in TV/Broadcasting and other related fields.

Our internship program is designed to provide students with an educational experience that complements their academic studies and provides an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operation of the television station. The objective is to enhance the student's understanding of the broadcasting business and to reinforce their desire to further pursue a career in broadcasting.

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