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Current Job Openings


Manager, News & Content


KFSN-TV/ABC30, the Walt Disney/ABC owned station in Fresno, CA is seeking a manager to supervise day to day news content and broadcasts. The market's long-time #1 news team is seeking a candidate with superior news judgment and strong editorial, promotional and communication skills. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and dedicated hands-on newsperson to lead the daily operation of linear and digital content creation. Must be a master show doctor who knows how to create extremely compelling and visual newscasts in this day and age when people can get content at any time. Our team is aggressive with breaking news on all platforms, enterprise reporting, severe weather coverage and social media. This newsroom leader will supervise producers, reporters, photographers, and multi-media journalists. Reporting directly to the News Director, the candidate will also will work hand in hand with the other newsroom managers on content creation, editorial strategy and staffing. This position also requires close collaboration with production crews, programming and marketing. Job requirements include: Experience leading a newsroom during major breaking news events; ability to manage on air and behind the scenes personnel in high pressure, deadline situations; strong script and tease writing skills and Master copy editor; strong understanding of multiple digital platforms and new technology; ability to understand and pivot quickly based on digital analytics and research; Dalet experience is a plus. ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



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Anchor/Reporter


KFSN, the Disney/ABC owned station in Fresno seeks a full-time, experienced anchor for our weekend evening newscasts. We are looking for a personable and versatile communicator with exceptional anchoring, reporting, writing, and multi-platform content creation skills for ABC30. The position is a single news anchor for both Saturday and Sunday evenings and three days of reporting during the week. The ideal candidate has a passion for news, excels at breaking news coverage on the desk and in the field. 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 have a demonstrated ability to move the audience between linear and digital platforms. A successful candidate will have a proven track record of developing great contacts and sources and telling impactful stories. This person must be organized and work well under pressure and constant deadlines. We want someone who brings a positive attitude every day and is receptive to feedback. Candidate will be expected to represent KFSN at community events, promotional events and speaking engagements. ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



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Executive Producer, Race & Culture Unit


The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, dynamic leader, dedicated journalist, effective communicator and proven collaborator to launch and execute a 10-person Race & Culture content unit that works together across the 8 owned television stations.

This position can be based at any OTV station (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno).

This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Content Development and the Vice President of Talent Development as well as working closely with OTV's Diversity & Inclusion team, station News Directors, Executive Producers and 8 station-based multi-skilled journalists focused on this initiative.

The Executive Producer will develop and execute a network of storytellers across all of OTV's markets with an emphasis on featuring voices and stories that often go untold and to bring a more diverse perspective to the stories told on a daily basis in the 400+ hours of live news programming produced across the stations each week. This group will be embedded across our stations to ensure intentional inclusion of balanced and reflective coverage of the communities we serve and deeper reporting at the intersection of race, culture and inclusion. In addition, the Executive Producer will be tasked with creating content inclusion review teams as well as developing materials and curriculum for creators at the stations.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute an action plan for creating content across all OTV markets utilizing state of the art video production equipment/techniques, new distribution channels and most importantly featuring voices and stories not generally seen or heard. The goal will be an even stronger connection with the communities we serve.
  • Collaborate with OTV's senior division and station leadership teams including, news directors, executive producers and content inclusion review teams that will be formed in conjunction with the initiative. In addition, work closely with the ABC News Race & Culture Unit to identify areas of collaboration.
  • Identify mission appropriate topics, stories and series for journalistic exploration and match with content creators in the group.
  • Produce original content for distribution on multiple platforms
  • Recruit and co-manage eight multi-skilled journalists who will be dedicated to the project
  • Identify and recommend appropriate production tools and techniques
  • Provide editorial guidance, training and support to participating journalists

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years of journalism experience in a fast-paced news environment meeting daily deadlines
  • Significant reporting experience and sources in the area of Race & Culture
  • The energy to juggle both show production and staff management
  • Insatiable curiosity - you just have to dig deeper to find the truth
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in
  • Experience performing well under pressure -- think breaking news-type situations.
  • A natural leader - you can inspire teams to bring their "A" game
  • A pro at social media and other digital tools
  • Motivated: You're the person who can tackle any task - and wants to!

Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Journalist, Race & Culture Unit


The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking to hire multi-skilled journalists to cover the Race and Culture beat in our 8 local markets. Each journalist must be a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, effective communicator and proven collaborator. This multi-skilled journalist position will be based at the Fresno, California station and work directly with the newsroom management teams and decision makers to select and create content. The journalists will be part of 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 included in our storytelling. Each journalist may be assigned specific beats with a goal of local and national distribution of the content across all OTV platforms. In addition, journalists will work closely with the ABC News Race & Culture Unit to identify areas of collaboration. In addition, the journalists will work across the group and meet daily with the Executive Producers of Race & Culture to identify mission appropriate topics, stories and series for journalistic exploration and match with content creators throughout the organization.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead and facilitate diversity & inclusion editorial discussions in your respective newsrooms.
  • The ideal candidates will be responsible for offering creative and innovative ideas for better story-telling as well as have the ability to work under deadline. They will also collaborate with other stations and teams for joint projects or special features and brainstorm different story angles and ways to increase social media presence. Understanding of digital platforms and social media preferred.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5 years of journalism experience; Significant experience producing longform content
  • Must have the proven ability to take a story from concept to completion, including researching, interviewing, shooting, producing, writing, editing and presenting across all platforms
  • Significant reporting experience and sources in the area of Race & Culture
  • Candidates must be able to effectively manage story assignments and production in addition to collaborating with the Race & Culture Executive Producers and multiskilled journalists across OTV's 8 markets
  • Insatiable curiosity - you just have to dig deeper to find the truth
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in
  • Experience performing well under pressure
  • A pro at social media and other digital tools

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Newsroom Intern


KFSN-TV/ABC30, the Disney/ABC owned station in Fresno, is looking for a Newsroom Intern to learn about and contribute to our on-air, digital, and social media platforms. You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station. KFSN-TV/ABC30 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



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