Jobs at ABC11 WTVD Eyewitness News

News Director (Posted - 5/14/15)

ABC11/WTVD, the ABC owned station in Raleigh-Durham, NC, is seeking a strategic, driven, collaborative and innovative News Director to lead a dynamic multi-platform newsroom. Candidate must have great journalistic skills, be nimble in identifying and moving on opportunities, and be a real team player both inside and outside of the station. Candidate must also be a skilled manager who can develop talent, lead a positive workplace, and inspire others to create unique, compelling and quality content. Other qualities include:

Demonstrated ability to turn research into actionable results, and to creatively evolve the news presentation, particularly as new technologies emerge.
A track record of developing breaking news and investigative strategies.
Experience in fiscal management, including the ability to reallocate resources as new technologies emerge.

An aptitude for regular feedback loops that foster daily emphasis on excellence in coverage and maintenance of the highest journalistic standards.

Responsibilities include defining the news strategy and brand vision, managing content across all platforms, and driving ratings and digital growth. Previous experience as a News Director or high level News Manager is required. Position reports to the President and General Manager. Candidates should include a cover letter with resume that addresses relevant skills/experience. Materials should be sent to Andrea Epps, Executive Assistant, ABC11/WTVD, 411 Liberty St., Durham, NC 27701.

Please ALSO apply for the position online, by logging on to https://disneycareers.com and search for the job title News Director, Req. ID# 272324BR, create a candidate profile and UPLOAD YOUR RESUME PROFILE.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

Part-Time Broadcast Systems Specialist (Posted - 5/11/15)

The ideal candidate needs experience in a broadcast/cable environment with knowledge of automation systems and Windows based computer systems. This position will be responsible for supporting various broadcast and computer systems. Knowledge of automation systems such as Miranda iTX and file based server technology is a plus. Successful candidate will be required and actively encouraged to learn new broadcast technologies and have the ability to work independently on a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Applicant must be open to new ideas, new technology, and new production methods and have a solid work ethic and a positive approach to a rapidly changing industry. Candidates must apply online at https://disneycareers.com . Search for the job title - Broadcast Systems Specialist-PT / Req. ID#271853BR, create a candidate profile and UPLOAD YOUR RESUME FILE.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

Cross Platform Managing Editor (Posted - 7/15/14)

WTVD-TV, the ABC Owned local TV and digital content provider in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, has an immediate opening for a Managing Editor to assign, vet and push various types of news content in "real time" across all ABC 11 platforms. The Managing Editor reports directly to the news director and supervises breaking news response and daily coverage 24/7 for broadcast and digital. Must have a competitive instinct, the ability to make decisions quickly and independently, and a firm grasp of social media for both news gathering and news distribution purposes. 3-5 years' experience at a major digital news organization is strongly preferred. Experience working with an online publishing tool is a must. A college degree, preferably in journalism, is required. The ability to be relentless and positive while leading journalists into the local news future is essential. Please send resumes, work examples and confidential references to Rob Elmore, News Director, WTVD-TV, 411 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701.

Please ALSO apply for the position online, by logging on to www.disneycareers.com and search for the job title Cross Platform Managing Editor, Req ID# 202262BR ; create a candidate profile and UPLOAD YOUR RESUME FILE. -Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

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