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Walt Disney Television News Editor, ABC News (Project Hire) in Washington, District Of Columbia

ABC News is seeking a full-time News Editor to join our growing digital team.

News editors are responsible for working with reporters and producers to create and publish clean, accurate and fast copy. The editors will also focus on creating snappy, shareable headlines, and will play a large role in visual story packaging. Editors should be familiar and comfortable with AP style, and thrive in a fast-paced, 24/7 news environment. The role is based in Washington, DC.

This is a Project position and employment will continue on this Project (at the company’s sole discretion), and in no event shall extend past the completion of the Project.

Responsibilities :

  • Work with the newsgathering desk to determine what is reportable information

  • Collaborate with reporters, producers, editors, bookers and correspondents

  • When necessary, write breaking news stories

  • Make editorial judgments on a minute-to-minute basis

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience editing 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

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: 687034BR

Location: Washington,District of Columbia

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.