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Walt Disney Television Live Stream Operator (ABC News) in New York, New York

ABC News has an opening for a Live Stream Operator. In this role, the Candidate will be part of a team responsible for live-switching our linear live channel, “ABC News Live”, using various production systems; curating incoming live feeds in real time; and publishing live events for all platforms and related social media accounts. This is an operations and technical role, however, Candidate will be expected to develop a level of editorial judgment required in a fast paced news environment.

Responsibilities :

  • Directing and switching our linear live channel, “ABC News Live”, using production switchers, playout systems and graphics software as part of a hybrid on-air production and master control facility

  • Researching and creating a lineup of live events

  • Media managing the program schedule of “ABC News Live”

  • Curating and Publishing Live Events via Web Publishing tools while working in a live, on-air environment

  • Quickly writing accurate event descriptions and headlines

  • Monitoring Audio/Video/Editorial Quality Control

Basic Qualifications :

  • Must be able to work in a high intensity, fast paced newsroom/control room environment

  • Candidate should be capable of prioritizing and handling multiple events at the same time with the same level of urgency

  • Experience with technical troubleshooting in live production environments (from video acquisition to distribution)

  • The role requires both technical skills and editorial judgment, and candidates are expected to have a familiarity with current news events

  • Strong communication and organizational skills are a must as this person will need to coordinate between various departments within ABC News

  • Flexible hours, including flexibility with working early mornings, late nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with TriCaster or similar production switchers, GrassValley Morpheus or similar master control systems, Avid MediaComposer and Interplay, After Effects, Photoshop

  • Audio/Video production experience – from pre-production to finished product, including quality control at all steps

  • Experience with video routing systems, scan-converters, MAM & CMS tools

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

Job ID: 667545BR

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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