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Walt Disney Television Trending Writer, ABC News Digital in New York, New York

We are seeking a reporter to join the ABC News Digital team to cover trending news stories. The ideal candidate is a digitally savvy journalist with proven experience writing breaking news with compelling narratives.

She or he will have a strong sense of how to approach a story holistically – weaving together their own reporting, feeds from producers and correspondents in the field, videos, photos and social embeds to create stories that are sharp, informative and highly visual. The role is based at the ABC News headquarters in New York City.

Responsibilities :

  • Identify trending stories in coordination with our Audience Development team and write them with speed and accuracy.

  • Craft engaging headlines, maximize traffic through search engine optimization, and ensure all ABC News copy is clean and accurate.

  • Pitch and execute engaging enterprise ideas with fresh angles based on themes identified in trending stories.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience writing for a digital news outlet

  • Ability to write on deadline with speed and accuracy

  • Proven experience handling breaking news

  • Willingness and desire to collaborate across different teams

  • Ability to balance priorities, multiple projects and tasks

  • Brings energy and positivity to the group dynamic

  • Excellent communication skills

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: 666224BR

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.