Multi Skilled Journalist, WTVD
ABC11/WTVD, the ABC Owned Television station in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, North Carolina, is seeking a collaborative, ethical and empathetic multi-skilled journalist who loves to dig and enterprise lead stories.
We want a self-starter and storyteller who can work effectively with a wide range of personnel to create compelling content on all platforms. Candidates must have a passion for uncovering and reporting the facts, and with integrity above all else. The multi-skilled journalist must be a dynamic communicator and strong leader with the ability to authentically engage and connect with a diverse audience. The person will have the ability to move the audience between linear and digital platforms. The multi-skilled journalist will participate in the editorial decision-making process as it relates to story assignments, sourcing subjects featured in stories and developing community relationships to expand the diversity of voices in our storytelling.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record and generate impactful content by uncovering stories through investigation and research. We want a team player who can turn visually creative, memorable stories that provide context and perspective.
Ability to shoot visual content, report, write, edit and produce stories on deadline for multiple platforms, such as linear, digital and social platforms
Offer creative and innovative ideas for elevated storytelling
Superior on-camera presentation
Excellent writing skills, possess solid news judgment and ethical decision-making skills
Demonstrate a strong commitment to the community, which includes representing the station and participating at various community events
Inspires with humility and inclusive behaviors
At least three years' experience preferred
A college degree or equivalent
Assignment Editor, WTVD
WTVD, the Disney/ABC owned station in Raleigh/Durham, is seeking an Assignment Editor to join our multiplatform content team. This individual is a critical member of our newsroom and will be responsible for coordinating assignments for news coverage and stories as well as contribute story ideas and content for both digital and broadcast. The successful candidate will have a high degree of ethics, empathy, professionalism, function well under pressure, and have strong multiplatform and multi-tasking skills.
Work closely with News managers and producers on coordination of daily editorial content, including story coverage and development for broadcast and digital
Play a key role in execution of daily editorial plan, including coordination of story assignments and communicating information to reporters and photographers
Display high level of ethics, empathy, professionalism and act as primary contact for in-field newsroom staff for assignments and story coverage
Actively identify and generate original high-impact stories that reflect the diversity of our audience and develop follow-ups through means such as court documents, police scanners, social media, viewer emails and other sources.
Assists reporters and producers, as needed, in gathering information and developing/following up on stories
Contribute content to all platforms including creating, writing and publishing stories for both broadcast and digital platforms and producing digital live streams
Maintain a presence on social media
Working knowledge of digital workflow in producing and posting content
Strong team player who interacts in a positive, ethical, empathetic and productive way with other employees and the general public
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must have strong work ethic with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
Excellent multiplatform and multi-tasking skills and able to quickly adapt and make decisions quickly
Strong logistical skills with the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
Flexible and available to work various shifts as needed, including weekends and holidays
Knowledge of Dalet and various newsroom programs
Previous assignment desk, including coordinating movements of reporters and photographers, and/or digital producer experience is strongly preferred
Experience producing content across linear and digital platforms
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or related field a plus
WTVD-TV (ABC11) Local News Internship, Remote - Summer 2021
WTVD-TV (ABC11) Local News Internship, Remote - Summer 2021
ABC11 has a variety of internship opportunities available year-round to currently enrolled college students pursuing careers in TV/Broadcasting and other related fields.
Our internship program is designed to provide students with an educational experience that complements their academic studies and provides an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operation of the television station.
The objective is to enhance the student's understanding of the broadcasting business and to reinforce their desire to further pursue a career in broadcasting.
A day in the life...
Work closely with reporters, producers and the digital team
Log interviews with use of Dalet
Set up interviews
Help find digital original stories
Write to television and digital
Meet virtually with reporter once a week to go over plans/ideas
What you bring to the role...
Knowledge of how to log interviews, screen calls, and emails
Some editorial experience on rooting out a story
Strong verbal communication skills to talk to callers
Strong background in writing
Judgment of what may or may not be an investigation
Local market knowledge and awareness
Previous experience with an internship at a TV station important
Highly motivated college junior/senior majoring in Journalism or Communications, or related field
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 currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program
Must be able to work remotely for the duration of the internship
Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
Must be available from end of May through mid- August
Must be willing to work 2 to 3 days per week for a total of 10 hours each week- a total of 120 hours over the course of the summer