Job Opening: Managing Editor-Multi-Platform News

News Department
Posted 3/22/16

JOB DESCRIPTION:
KGO-TV/ABC7 News, the ABC Owned Television Station in San Francisco, is seeking a Managing Editor who understands how to showcase news across all platforms to provide the best experience whether it is on TV, digital or social. The person will oversee communication and logistics, working directly with assignment editors, reporters, photographers, producers, managers, and others to cover the news of the day. The Managing Editor should have excellent news judgment and leads the team of multi-platform talent. He or she works closely with the Executive Producers of Television and Digital Producers to manage workflow, content distribution and coverage planning.

ROLE AND REQUIREMENTS:
  • Lead role in identifying daily news coverage and content for all KGO platforms. Previous experience in some form of multi-platform content distribution is necessary.
  • Will supervise breaking news response and daily coverage 24/7 for broadcast and digital.
  • Ability to bring strong sense of urgency, immediacy and real time strategies to digital content and project initiatives.
  • Proven record with breaking news, owning the big story and growing new opportunities in our multi-media environment.
  • Work with reporters and anchors on enterprising stories.
  • Ability to coach reporters on finding unique elements to differentiate their content depending on platform.
  • Give timely feedback to reporters and anchors on their content.

  • MANAGEMENT STYLE:
  • Thrives on taking a lead role in editorial meetings
  • Multi-tasker with demonstrated leadership and skills in managing resources
  • Excellent communicator, motivator and delegator and able to foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Strong organization and writing skills and ability to prioritize daily.
  • Remind staff continually about best practices and encourage both casual and formal training.


  • College degree preferred along with five years' experience in TV news management. Prefer background that includes Editor of a News web site.

    TO APPLY:
    Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition ID# 354090BR (Managing Editor-Multi-Platform News), ABC Owned Television Station (KGO-TV), create a candidate profile and upload your resume. You must also send a cover letter and writing samples to be considered for the position.


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    ABC7 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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