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Walt Disney Television Health & Science News Editor (ABC News) in New York, New York

We are seeking a writer/editor to join ABC News’ Digital team with a primary focus on health and science. The ideal candidate is a rock-solid self-starter with proven experience covering/writing breaking news and enterprise stories. She or he will have a strong sense of how to approach a story holistically – weaving together feeds, their own reporting, videos, photos and social embeds to create stories that are sharp, informative and highly visual. She or he will also be responsible for curating stories from our content partners, and for working with the ABC News Medical Unit. The role is based at the ABC News headquarters in New York City.

Responsibilities :

  • Pitch and execute daily health and science stories, as well as enterprise ideas

  • Turn around day-of stories with speed and accuracy

  • Collaborate with newsgathering and broadcast show teams

  • Identify fresh, engaging story ideas, angles and sources

Basic Qualifications :

  • At least 5 years hard news writing experience, with at least 2 of those years focusing on health/science

  • Proven ability to write clean copy on a deadline

  • Experience with web publishing and AP style

Required Education :

  • BA or BS from a 4-year accredited college or university or equivalent experience.

Preferred Education :

  • Master’s degree in journalism from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.

Job ID: 675911BR

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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