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News Operations Manager

WTVD-TV, The ABC owned station in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, is seeking to hire a News Operations Manager that will support the news operation and help lead the department in the next era of newsgathering. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a multi-platform news environment, gathering and delivering content with multiple technologies.

Responsibilities:

Manage the logistical/technical operations of the news department including the management, scheduling, and news gathering functions of the following news personnel: Media managers, editors, photographers, and transmission operators
Troubleshoot technical issues and provide operational support for news personnel
Maintain skill and proficiency of news staff by developing and implementing regular training exercises
Work closely with News Director and Director of Technology/Engineering on capital initiatives and future-proofing the news operation
Function as technical liaison between news and Broadcast Technology/Engineering departments
Coordinate live, remote events with news, programming, and engineering departments
Interface with third party vendors and support technicians
Adhere to Disney policies and best practices for a broadcast/news environment

Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate must:
Possess strong leadership and organizational skills.
Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Be able to function efficiently in a modern, fast-paced newsroom environment.
Demonstrate the ability to manage changing priorities and deadlines under pressure.
Understand and have experience with modern news-gathering and transmission technologies (live streaming, bonded cellular, IP over KU-band satellite, accelerated data transfer services).
Show a desire to expand their knowledge with the latest technology in news gathering.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues.
Strong technical skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously.
Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem solving.
Ability to lead and develop a team.
Team player with a great attitude with the ability to interact with and build strong relationships across multiple levels of employees and clients within and outside the organization

Experience with the following is a plus:
Dalet Galaxy (Media Asset Management system) and OneCut
Ross Overdrive and Xpression
ENG/SNG gathering vehicles and technologies (Microwave, satellite, bonded cellular, etc.)
Adobe Creative Software Products

WTVD-TV is a 24/7 operation and the candidate may be required to work non-traditional shifts, weekends/holidays, and be willing to be on call and/or work extra hours as needed. Candidate should be able to lift and carry equipment as necessary.

Please apply online here: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/durham/news-operations-manager/391/14368253

This position is with WTVD Television, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

WTVD Television, LLC 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.

I-Team Producer

WTVD, the ABC owned-and-operated station in Raleigh-Durham, NC is looking for an experienced, dynamic Investigative Producer to join our established I-Team. This person must be able to take a story from start to finish: researching, interviewing, shooting, writing and video editing. The employee would not only produce stories for the linear TV platform, but also adapt those stories and produce for WTVD's digital and social platforms. Candidates must be active users of social media for news gathering and understand how to leverage those platforms for stories. Expect to contribute story ideas and offer ways to dig deeper into general assignment stories in the daily editorial meetings. We want a self-starter, team player who works well under pressure.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Generating story leads and following tips
Researching, shooting, writing, producing and editing investigative reports
Responsible for long form reports as well as quick daily turns depending on the news cycle
Expertise in digital and Social Media for all aspects of production and promotion
Perform undercover work and surveillance when necessary
Identify and track relevant datasets available across the market and state
Obtain and analyze data and pitch revelatory stories based around data mining process
Develop digital content based in data, but supported by context and impact on residents' lives

Be an advocate and resource for investigative and data journalism within your newsroom

Required Skills and Qualifications:
Ability to shoot and edit broadcast quality video for air
Willing to work non-traditional business days/hours and alter schedule on short notice
Solid understanding of journalistic ethics and libel laws
Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws as they relate to investigations and hidden cameras
Experience with hidden cameras and surveillance techniques
Data journalism skills and desire to develop those skills to expert level
Able to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality of work
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred.

Please apply online here: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/durham/i-team-producer/391/14368250

This position is with WTVD Television, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

WTVD Television, LLC 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.

Digital Executive Producer
ABC11 WTVD-TV - the Disney-owned television station in Raleigh/Durham - is looking for a Digital Executive Producer to help with the next phase of our multi-platform transformation.

Are you an excellent writer who can coach others? Do you thrive at developing multi-platform audience? Can you interpret analytics and use them to make editorial decisions? Do you have innovative ideas to help us optimize content for each screen?

WHO YOU ARE:
An effective champion for digital media initiatives
Strategic on all digital platforms - able to pivot quickly and adjust multi-platform strategy based on changes in the industry
A data enthusiast who uses analytics to make informed decisions
Multi-tasker with demonstrated leadership and skills in managing resources
Excellent communicator, motivator, delegator, and able to foster teamwork and collaboration
Strong organization skills and ability to prioritize daily
Remind staff continually about best practices and encourage both casual and formal training.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
Using insights to drive editorial and strategic decision making for the digital team and the newsroom as a whole and create accountability for the results
Assist in leading our newsroom to develop workflows that deliver our content 24/7 across current and future platforms with storytelling that is optimized for each screen
Working with other newsroom leaders to create synergy across all platforms on station content
Managing social and multi-platform strategy for station accounts
Managing the look and feel of station's digital brand online
Identifying new content types and innovative technologies that help us reach new audiences
Dominating breaking news with speed and accuracy, owning the big story, and growing new opportunities in our multi-media environment
Collaborate with content makers to maximize the sharing of our content in a multi-platform way
Coach and mentor the news team in best practices for writing and producing content for digital and social platforms
Using SEO (search engine optimization) to increase page views and unique visitors through Google, etc.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
College degree preferred along with five years' experience in audience development/news. Prefer background that includes editor of a news website.
Must have experience analyzing audience data (Omniture, Google Analytics etc.) and identifying trends
Must have a deep understanding of social strategy and SEO with the desire to keep up with emerging platforms
Must understand basic journalism legal principles
Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
Working knowledge of online content-management systems required
Experience with FTP programs
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop and Dreamweaver

Nonlinear editing experience
Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
AP style

Please apply online at www.disneycareers.com. Search for Req ID 716348BR.

WTVD Television, LLC 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.

Local News Internship

Req ID: 705126BR

Job Summary:

ABC11 (WTVD-TV) serves Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville and beyond. The station has newsrooms and studios in each city.

The I-Team unit responds to viewers who need help or feel as though they have been ripped off or wronged. The I-Team looks for patterns of complaints attached to certain companies to warn other viewers. We also alert viewers to data and privacy concerns and find stories that have broad warnings, which can help improve people's everyday lives.

The Consumer division of the I-Team also proactively digs for other stories through research and the use of the Freedom of Information Act to uncover wrongdoing and problems which affect consumer's pocketbooks.

Responsibilities:

As an intern, you will have a unique, hands-on, opportunity to experience what it takes to work at a local television station. You will learn about the news-gathering process, on-air execution, and behind-the-scenes technology.

A day in the life...

Work closely with reporters, producers and the digital team

Attend shoots and interviews with reporter and/or photographer

Log interviews with use of Dalet

Set up interviews

Submit FOIAs
Help find digital original stories

Write to television and digital

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role...

Highly motivated college junior/senior majoring in Journalism or Communications

Knowledge of how to log interviews, screen calls, and emails
Some editorial experience on rooting out a story

Strong communication skills to talk to callers

Previous experience with an internship at a TV station important

Preferred Qualifications:

Judgment of what may or may not be an investigation
Studying journalism or broadcast television in college

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:

Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Must be at least 18 years old

Must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class - OR - be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program
Must be willing to provide your own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship

Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program

Program Dates:

Must be available from September to December

Must be willing to work 2 to 3 days per week for a total of 10 hours each week, for a total of 120 hours over the course of a semester

Please apply online here: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/durham/local-news-internship-wtvd-abc-11-raleigh-durham-nc-fall-2019/391/11927618

WTVD Television, LLC 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.
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