Jobs and internships at ABC7 Los Angeles

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ABC7 Los Angeles
Human Resources
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201

ABC7 Job Line: (818) 863-7JOB (818-863-7562)

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DIGITAL NEWS PRODUCER | Click here to apply
KABC/ABC7, the Disney/ABC owned station in Los Angeles is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, tech-savvy, news junkie to join the Digital Team at our studios in Glendale. ABC7 covers the biggest stories of the day and how those stories impact local communities. ABC7 content ranges from news to weather, sports, traffic, and live video.

Responsibilities:
Timely posting of breaking local and national news on all digital platforms, including but not limited to websites, apps and social media
Work with news managers, assignment editors and talent to coordinate on-air and online news coverage
Execute special projects for various station departments, including sales, marketing and community affairs
Site troubleshooting and overall site maintenance reflective of the high editorial standards of ABC7 and abc7.com

Basic Qualifications
Minimum two years' experience in a newsroom environment
Available to work flexible hours, including overnights, weekends, and holidays
Strong editorial skills, sharp news judgement and social media expertise
Excellent communication, writing, and copy-editing skills
Proven ability to multitask and thrive in a high pressure news environment
Capability to work both independently and as part of a team
Strong computer skills, grasp of social media best practices, and basic Photoshop skills
Strong newsgathering abilities
Proficient in AP Style
Solid knowledge of basic HTML

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to shoot and edit video

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

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

FREELANCE ASSIGNMENT EDITOR | Click here to apply
ABC7 Eyewitness News, Southern California's breaking news leader, is seeking a part-time Assignment Editor. This position will fill-in as needed on weekends and evening shifts, but applicant should be flexible enough to work additional fill-in shifts if needed at various times during the week. Previous assignment desk experience is a must. Knowledge of Southern California a plus. Must be able to multi-task and make decisions quickly, function under deadline pressure and have previous experience coordinating the movements of reporters and crews. If you have great story ideas, great contacts, and love breaking news, please apply. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE DIRECTOR: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking a freelance director to join our team to work on news and live local productions. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and/or working experience with Ross Overdrive. Candidate should have a strong sense of newscast structure plus significant hands-on experience operating in a computer assisted environment, with the ability to work efficiently under pressure. Operational knowledge of ENPS and DALET Newsroom systems is a must. Knowledge of peripheral devices such as VIZ RT Graphics systems, Stratus Servers, and ORAD display systems is a plus. This position interacts with various departments and requires exceptional organizational skills. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE ENG CAMERAPERSONS | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced ENG camerapersons for freelance employment. Successful candidates will have at least two years experience in daily newsgathering, live microwave truck operation, and editing in the field. Non-linear editing experience a plus. Scheduling flexibility, including willingness to work weekends, early mornings, late nights, and holidays a must. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE GRAPHIC ARTISTS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is looking for freelance Graphic Artists/Broadcast Designers. If your creative juices pack a punch when working under tight deadlines, keep reading! Candidates must be resourceful, team players who are excellent at multi-tasking with the ability to conceptualize and design in broadcast, print, and web media. Advanced level in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects; experience in Adobe Premier, Adobe Illustrator and VizRt. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE MAINTENANCE ENGINEER | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced, skilled broadcast maintenance engineers for freelance employment. These positions will require significant, diverse experience in installation and maintenance of modern digital production, ENG, and RF transmission systems. FCC license and/or SBE certification is desirable. Shifts may be part or full-time and the ability to work a varied schedule including early mornings, nights and weekends is necessary. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FREELANCE NEWS EDITORS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced news editors for freelance employment. Must be able to work under tight deadlines. Minimum 3 years experience preferred in a local television station news department. Familiarity with Dalet Galaxy and Adobe Premiere preferred. Ability to multitask in a high-pressure television news environment is essential. Successful candidate will be a team player and have excellent communication skills. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


FREELANCE NEWSWRITERS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced television newswriters for freelance employment. Minimum of two years broadcast news experience. Ability to work quickly and under continuous deadlines required. Knowledge of Dalet, line producing, non-linear editing, Ross Expression, and touch-screen technology all pluses. Scheduling flexibility and willingness to work weekends, overnights, and holidays a must. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking a dynamic and motivated general assignment reporter who will play an integral role in covering the biggest stories of the day, but also focus on how those stories impact our local communities.

Responsibilities:
Create unique and shareable stories for television, digital, social and streaming.
Collaborate on content and new ideas, handle live breaking news in the field.

Basic Qualifications:
Multiple market experience.
Must be a strong journalist, storyteller, content creator and be endlessly creative when it comes to adding innovative ideas for stories on all platforms.
Know how to present active and engaging live shots.
Must be collaborative on content and new ideas and comfortable handling live breaking news at the anchor desk and in the field.
Proven ability to shoot, edit and publish is essential. Successful candidate is expected to shoot and edit their own material.
Must work well under deadline pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Adobe Premiere and/or Dalet One-Cut.
Previous local news anchoring or fill-in anchoring experience.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree
Please include the link to your recent reel when submitting your application online. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

MOBILE VIDEO JOURNALIST | Click here to apply
Are you a creative video storyteller who knows how to bring content and characters to life using an iPhone? ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking an experienced mobile video journalist who can gather video and interviews and deliver unique and shareable stories for television, digital, social and streaming. Must be resourceful, collaborative and excellent at multi-tasking and problem-solving. Experience with editing, broadband streaming devices such as Dejero and knowledge of Southern California a plus. Must be able to represent the station at community events, thrive under deadline pressure, and reliably deliver content in a timely manner. Schedule flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays a must. This is not an on-camera position. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

NEWS WRITER/NEWSCAST PRODUCER | Click here to apply
Do you have the ability to write stories and produce newscasts with emotional and visual impact? ABC7 Los Angeles is looking to hire a staff Newswriter/Newscast Producer. Candidates must be great writer/storytellers who also understand the role that digital, streaming and social media play in reaching viewers and creating high-impact content. Ideal candidates will have at least 3 years newscast writing and producing experience and the ability to work quickly under constant deadline pressure. Knowledge of Dalet, non-linear editing, Ross XPression, and shooting a plus. Schedule flexibility and willingness to work weekends, overnights and holidays a must. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

NEWS ASSISTANTS: | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking News Assistants for part-time employment. The duties of this entry level position include but are not limited to logging video for stories and music usage, searching files, answering phones, running teleprompter and any other support for the newsroom. Shifts are varied and work will include evenings, early mornings, weekends and holidays. Prior newsroom internship experience preferred. College degree or current college attendance required. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

ORANGE COUNTY REPORTER | Click here to apply
KABC-TV, ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking an innovative, enterprising and motivated general assignment reporter to be based in our Orange County Bureau. Successful candidate must be able to cover the biggest breaking stories of the day, and focus on stories that impact communities in Orange County. Ability to shoot, edit and publish is essential. Successful candidate is expected to shoot their own material at least half of the time. Qualified candidates must be creative, hard-working, excellent storytellers, station representatives and team players. Must understand how to create unique and shareable stories for television, digital, social and streaming. Experience in multiple markets and bilingual preferred. Bachelor's degree required. If you work well under deadline pressure, and are comfortable handling live breaking news in the field, please include the link to your recent reel when submitting your application online. Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER | Click here to apply
ABC7 Los Angeles seeks a dynamic social media expert to produce engaging content and help hone strategy for the most-followed local TV station in the country. ABC7 covers the biggest stories of the day and how those stories impact local communities. ABC7 content ranges from news to weather, sports, traffic, and live video.

Responsibilities:
-Help to envision and execute campaigns across our suite of social properties for various departments including news, programming, promotions, sales and community affairs.
-This individual understands the value and mission of our station and company brands, and will appropriately represent them in social.
-Thrives on experimenting with the latest tips, tools and research, and aggressively monitors ABC7's performance, making necessary strategic adjustments to succeed in the ever-changing social space.
-This position will help educate and lead our team of content producers and on-air talent with trainings and KPI reports.
-Launching ABC7 on emerging platforms, accelerating existing social media strategies, monitoring social media best practices and providing proactive recommendations, monitoring day-to-day social media conversations, accounts management.

Basic Qualifications:
-Minimum 2 years of experience.
-Wide-ranging knowledge of major social platforms and best practices.
-Understanding of how to cover breaking news and live events on social media.
-Excellent writing and copy editing skills; ability to write compelling social copy.
-Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Ability to analyze and track data and trends optimize referral traffic, engagement and follower growth.
-Knowledge of AP style.
-Experience creating social badges and videos using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere.

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

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INTERNSHIPS

ABC7 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.

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