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)

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ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR Click here to apply
KABC-TV, the Disney/ABC owned station in Los Angeles, is seeking an Assistant News Director to lead daily multi-platform news coverage and execute the overall vision of delivering meaningful breaking news and impactful community-based stories in Southern California. The Assistant News Director will report to the VP/News Director and will directly supervise daypart executive producers and other news managers on day to day coverage. We're searching for an innovative leader who thrives on creating content that stands out. This position will collaborate with the VP/News Director, Digital Director and the Content and Marketing team to create and execute coverage strategies across all platforms.

Responsibilities:
Collaborates closely with VP/News Director, VP/ Content and Marketing and Digital Director on all content, marketing and promotional strategies.
Leads news managers on all daily linear programming and shares responsibility with Digital Director on all digital and social news content; makes operational decisions on content and logistics.
Responsible for all daily news coverage, including breaking news.
Supervises daypart executive producers and other members of newsroom management on both linear and non-linear news content.
Responsible for recruiting and hiring operational newsroom personnel in collaboration with VP/News Director.

Basic Qualifications:
Must be a strong leader with the ability to make decisions on daily content and logistics in a fast-paced environment.
Substantial experience as a successful people manager in a newsroom environment
Proven ability to excel in a demanding and ever-changing newsroom.
Strong interpersonal and collaborative management skills
Detail-oriented with proven editorial and production skills with an understanding of the importance of marketing as it relates to daily coverage.
A keen understanding of which types of content and storytelling styles work best for various platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of the diverse communities KABC-TV serves in Southern California

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent education.

Preferred Education:
College degree is preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

COMMUNITY JOURNALIST | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles, is looking for an innovative multi-platform journalist who is ready to start or advance their career by becoming part of our effort to shape the future of video storytelling and make a positive difference in the communities we serve by creating great local content. We want self-sufficient story tellers who can create memorable content for our digital, social media and broadcast platforms. You must be able to take a story from concept to completion every day. Successful candidates will join a corps of community journalists who will report hyper-local stories from neighborhoods where they live. We regard this as an entry-level position and we will mentor you to prepare for future career opportunities. You should be as comfortable in front of the camera as you are behind it and truly love the art of telling a good story. You will be expected to produce various styles for various platforms. You must be able to research, set-up, shoot, edit, and write content on a daily basis. Ability to speak Spanish and experience with Adobe Premiere and/or Dalet One-Cut is a plus. You must be willing to be assigned to live in the north-east San Fernando Valley in order to cultivate contacts and root-out great, exclusive, unique local stories. We want a respected, knowledgeable, and ethical station representative. You must be willing to work any day, any shift. Candidates should submit work showing cool, creative & innovative uses of video, images, graphics, writing, shooting and editing. Please include the link to your recent reel when submitting your application online. 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 Assignment Editor. This position will fill-in as needed on weekends and evening shifts, 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 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 DIRECTOR: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking a freelance director to join our team to work on news and live local productions. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and/or working experience with Ross Overdrive. Candidate should have a strong sense of newscast structure plus significant hands-on experience operating in a computer assisted environment, with the ability to work efficiently under pressure. Operational knowledge of ENPS and DALET Newsroom systems is a must. Knowledge of peripheral devices such as VIZ RT Graphics systems, Stratus Servers, and ORAD display systems is a plus. This position interacts with various departments and requires exceptional organizational skills. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE 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.

FREELANCE GRAPHIC ARTISTS: | 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 Adobe Premier, Adobe Illustrator and VizRt. 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.

FREELANCE NEWS EDITORS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced 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 Dalet Galaxy and Adobe Premiere preferred. Ability to multitask in a high-pressure television news environment is essential. Successful candidate will be a team player and have excellent communication skills. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


FREELANCE 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.

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles seeks a dynamic and motivated general assignment reporter who will play an integral role in covering the biggest stories of the day, but also focus on how those stories impact our local communities. Must understand how to create unique and shareable stories for television, digital, social and streaming. Qualified candidates must be great storytellers and content creators, know how to present active and engaging live shots, and be endlessly creative when it comes to adding innovative ideas for their stories on all platforms. Ability to shoot, edit and publish is essential. Successful candidate is expected to shoot their own material. Experience with Adobe Premiere and/or Dalet One-Cut is a plus. Previous local news anchoring or fill-in anchoring experience is preferred. If you work well under deadline pressure, are a strong journalist and story-teller, collaborative on content and new ideas, and are comfortable handling live breaking news at the anchor desk and in the field, please include the link to your recent reel when submitting your application online. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

MOBILE VIDEO JOURNALIST | Click here to apply
Are you a creative video storyteller who knows how to bring content and characters to life using an iPhone? ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking an experienced mobile video journalist who can gather video and interviews and deliver unique and shareable stories for television, digital, social and streaming. Must be resourceful, collaborative and excellent at multi-tasking and problem-solving. Experience with editing, broadband streaming devices such as Dejero and knowledge of Southern California a plus. Must be able to represent the station at community events, thrive under deadline pressure, and reliably deliver content in a timely manner. Schedule flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays a must. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

NEWS WRITER/NEWSCAST PRODUCER | Click here to apply
Do you have the ability to write stories and produce newscasts with emotional and visual impact? ABC7 Los Angeles is looking to hire a staff Newswriter/Newscast Producer. Candidates must be great writer/storytellers who also understand the role that digital, streaming and social media play in reaching viewers and creating high-impact content. Ideal candidates will have at least 3 years newscast writing and producing experience and the ability to work quickly under constant deadline pressure. Knowledge of Dalet, non-linear editing, Ross XPression, and shooting a plus. Schedule flexibility and willingness to work weekends, overnights and holidays a must. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 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.

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 will help educate and lead our team of content producers and on-air talent with trainings and KPI reports. 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.

WEATHERCASTER/GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking a weathercaster for weekend newscasts and weekday general assignment reporting. Meteorologist certification preferred. Previous reporting and weather forecasting experience in local television required. Working knowledge of WSI Max Graphics, EEC Radar, shooting and editing, and production of digital content also a plus. Ability to translate complex weather information into conversational, relatable and useful tools for our audiences. Looking for a creative team player who is a fantastic storyteller and communicator across all platforms. Must understand how to create unique and shareable stories for television, digital, social and streaming. Schedule flexibility and willingness to work early mornings, evenings and holidays a must. 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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