Jobs and internships at ABC7 Los Angeles

Monday, July 21, 2014
To apply for a position at ABC7 please click on the applicable link below. Scroll to the bottom for information about internships.

Or send resume to:
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

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ONLINE JOBS

FREELANCE ONLINE NEWS PRODUCER (PART-TIME): | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, technically-savvy news junkie to join our online news team on site at our Glendale facility. Candidates should have experience working and multitasking in a high-pressure television news environment. Strong editorial skills and sharp news judgment are a must. You must have strong basic computer skills (PC and Mac), including common keyboard shortcuts. Candidates must 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 the news producers and assignment desk 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.

SALES JOBS

There are no open sales positions at this time.

BROADCAST JOBS

PRODUCER AM NEWS | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking a cutting edge, creative, hands-on Producer for one of our AM Newscasts. Must be a self-starter, have great news judgment, thrive on breaking news and deadline pressure, and be an efficient, excellent writer. Must be very organized and good at managing people and resources, with an eye for moments that resonate with viewers. Must be able to use social media to gather and distribute news. At least 3 years local TV newscast producing experience, familiarity with ENPS, and desktop editing preferred. If you think you have what it takes, we are looking for you! Prove to us why you are ready to step into this key position.

NEWS MEDIA MANAGER: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking a Media Manager who will manage the editing, recording, and playback of video as well as storage and archiving. Sound editorial judgment and an understanding of a server based digital workflow for broadcast news in a deadline intensive environment is a must. Minimum 3 years experience required in a local television station news department. Familiarity with the Edius system and previous experience in newscast producing or news management a plus. Successful candidate will be a team player and have excellent people skills.

NEWS EDITOR: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is looking for an experienced news editor. Must be able to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment and be precise, detail-oriented, creative and able to take direction. Minimum 3 years experience required in a local television station news department. Familiarity with Edius system a plus. Schedule flexibility is required.

FREELANCE MEDIA MANAGERS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking Media Managers for freelance employment who will manage the editing, recording, and playback of video as well as storage and archiving. Sound editorial judgment and news editing experience and knowledge of non-linear, computer-based editing a must. Familiarity with Aurora Edit HD system a plus. Must be able to work under tight deadlines and work varied shifts. Minimum 3 years experience required in a local television station news department. Previous experience in newscast producing or news management a plus. Successful candidates will have excellent people skills and the ability to deal with deadline pressure.

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.

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.

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER/MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is looking for a creative storyteller to cover both news and sports as a multi-media journalist. This job will entail daily reporting and require shooting, editing, writing and producing news and sports content for on-air, on-line and in social media. Must have great writing and strong live presentation skills Must be technically savvy and able to work independently. Must possess good news judgment and work well under deadline pressure. Previous experience as a Multi-Media Journalist in news or sports preferred. Previous news or sports anchoring a plus. At least three years experience as a multi-media journalist preferred. Must be able to demonstrate social media fluency.

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: | Click here to apply
ABC7 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 and edit a plus. 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 online AND send non-returnable demo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MEDIA CENTER OPERATOR: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking a part-time Media Center Operator. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of video files and formats, aspect ratios and codecs. Knowledge of, and experience in, file folder structures, Microsoft Office, FileZilla, FlipFactory, and Florical automation systems, video and file-based dubs is a plus. Responsibilities include ingesting commercials, segmenting local and syndicated programs, audio and video QC, video file transfers, conversions and duplication. This hands-on position requires the ability to work independently as well as with others. Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects, be very detail oriented, set priorities to meet deadlines and adapt to a fast paced, ever-changing environment. Night, weekend and holiday work required.

FREELANCE MASTER CONTROL ENGINEER: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles seeks a highly-experienced freelance Master Control Engineer. Duties include critical monitoring of all station programming, operation of master control automation systems and transmitter controls, and accurate logging of both content and technical parameters. A variety of other media management, communication and technical functions are also required. Ability to identify and manage technical and content issues quickly and independently and work various shifts including nights and weekends required.

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.

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.

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.

NEWS APPRENTICES: | Click here to apply
ABC7, the number one station in Los Angeles, is seeking News Apprentices for freelance employment. Responsibilities include supervising printing and distribution of newscast scripts, courier duties (own car required), and other production duties as required by newscast producer. Shifts are varied and work will include some evenings, early mornings and weekends. College degree or current college attendance required.

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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.

Please submit the following to apply for an internship with ABC7:
  • Completed application.
  • One copy of your resume outlining any other internships, degrees earned, work experience, related clubs and organizations, current major course of study, expected graduation date and extra curricular activities.
  • Cover letter

Cover letter must include:
  • Personal introduction
  • Statement verifying eligibility to receive school credit for internship
  • Your school's beginning and end dates for the semester during which you wish to intern
  • Days and times available during internship period

Submissions must be received at least six weeks prior to the start date of the semester in which you wish to participate in the internship program. Submissions are accepted as far as six months in advance and evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Send your request for an Internship Application to:

Internship Coordinator
Diversity Programs and Community Relations
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA., 91201
(818) 863-7233

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