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

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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.

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.

Vice President - Diversity Programs & Community Relations | Click here to apply
KABC-TV, the ABC-owned station in Los Angeles, is recruiting for a VP of Diversity Programs and Community Relations responsible for all community outreach efforts to enhance station visibility and service to local communities and help to insure an inclusive workforce.

Responsibilities would include the following:
Provide direction and guidance to station leadership to maintain ABC7's position as the preeminent local broadcaster in community service, diversity and inclusion
Develop and execute innovative community service and outreach strategies that create meaningful campaigns to serve the local market that advance awareness and appreciation of the ABC7 brand
Develop cause-related campaigns working in partnership with sales and marketing
Utilize extensive knowledge of and connections in the diverse communities of Southern California to enhance the station's news coverage, programming, workforce diversity
Review and evaluate station community campaigns on an ongoing basis to determine results, relevance, and impact
Identify and evaluate new campaigns, projects, sponsorship and partnership opportunities, and community events to keep ABC7's community involvement fresh and meaningful with community and social trends
Oversee and guide recruitment strategies and develop new methods to ensure diversity and inclusion in station's workforce
Develop and manage opportunities for employee involvement in community events as volunteers, participants and contributors
Oversee and manage scheduling of ABC7 on-air talent participation in community events
Organize station presence at and manage media relations at community events, charitable functions, and local parades
Help station leadership maintain awareness of issues of community concern that should be brought to the attention of viewers through news and public affairs programming

The position requires the following:
Established relationships with important diverse local community organizations
Proven proactive, leadership and organizational role with community organizations, community events and related media coverage
Deep and demonstrated knowledge of Southern California's diverse communities
Experience with diversity efforts in talent acquisition
Proven team player in previous roles, able to work closely with other departments - particularly news and sales
Experienced leader whose community relationships are substantive and inspire confidence in the station

Preferred qualifications:
Strong connections in the Hispanic community a plus
Ability to speak Spanish
Previous experience in local television production strongly preferred

Education:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

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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