Job opening: Newswriter/fill-in producer (union)

Posted: October 21, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- DEPARTMENT: NEWS

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

KGO-TV/ABC7 News, the ABC Owned Television Station in San Francisco, is seeking a full-time news writer to join our team. The employee will write and edit stories for the linear TV platform, and adapt those stories and videos for KGO's digital/streaming platforms. News writers must be skilled in non-linear editing. Candidates need to have experience as a newscast producer in a control room, as they will be first in line to fill-in as vacation relief for colleagues. Expect to contribute story ideas daily and participate actively in coverage decisions and editorial meetings. We want a self-starter and team player who can collaborate effectively with a wide range of personnel to create compelling content on all platforms. Candidates must be active users of social media for news gathering and understand how to leverage those platforms for stories. Candidate must be organized and work well under pressure with constant deadlines. Must be able to work a variety of shifts, including overnights or weekends.

REQUIREMENTS:
Must have excellent writing skills, possess solid news judgment, display strong communication skills, creativity and ethical decision-making skills. Must have medium to major market producer experience. Four-year college degree and knowledge of the Bay Area are preferred. Minimum 3 years of experience.

NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED

TO APPLY:
Please log onto www.disneycareers.com and search for Requisition ID# 877233BR (NEWSWRITER/FILL-IN PRODUCER - UNION); create a candidate profile, and upload your resume and cover letter.

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

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