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Walt Disney Television Director - News Programming, ABC News Radio in New York, New York

ABC News Radio is looking for a Director of News Programming to lead its newsroom of award-winning anchors, correspondents, writers, and contributors. ABC News Radio provides news content to over 1,650 radio stations nationwide, reaching more than 73 million listeners weekly.

Responsibilities :

  • Oversees the vision and strategy for all ABC News Radio editorial coverage in order to consistently produce high-quality, relevant content that differentiates ABC.

  • Serves as the primary point of contact with radio station program directors in order to anticipate and quickly respond to station needs. Models a service mindset that preserves our affiliates’ and partners’ trust.

  • Drives and rewards creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking that leads to differentiation and success in storytelling and smart journalism.

  • Promotes an inclusive culture.

  • Ensures enterprise reporting that is engaging, accurate, fair and straightforward.

  • Responsible for hiring of newsroom talent – on air and off – and ensuring evaluation, training and career development. Provides regular feedback and mentoring.

  • Occasional travel for industry conferences and station visits.

  • Understands the requirements of managing a multi-jurisdictional union newsroom and represents ABC News Radio in union negotiations.

  • Works collaboratively with Non-News Programming, Podcast Programming and Business Development executives to drive divisional success and meet financial goals.

  • Must innovate and pivot to changing consumer and client needs by constantly evaluating our news products, launching new initiatives and sun setting others.

  • Oversees programming deliverables to not only broadcast but various digital licensees.

  • Works with affiliate sales team to develop and deliver the quality news products that our stations expect.

  • Immerses in details of production workflow and tools alongside producers and Operations team as needed.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Must demonstrate impeccable news judgment.

  • A leadership approach that fosters collaboration, innovation and inclusion.

  • At least 12 years of experience in editorial roles, supervising and leading journalists.

  • Proven experience in radio/audio newsgathering and production.

  • Deep understanding of local news radio and the industry.

  • Passion for delivering premium news to a variety of broadcast, digital, and emerging platforms.

  • Must have proven experience leading in a fast-paced news environment and is comfortable working collaboratively across multiple departments and disciplines, often under deadline.

  • Comfortable taking a data-driven approach to programming decisions.

  • Experience managing personnel across multiple platforms.

  • Experience developing and managing annual budgets.

Required Education :

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Job ID: 688174BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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