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KTRK Assignment Editor

Job ID 10091283 Location Houston, Texas, United States Business Disney Entertainment Television Date posted Jun. 20, 2024
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Job Summary:

Disney Entertainment’s eight owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. For over 70 years, ABC13 has been Houston’s news and weather leader, and the station remains the dominant #1 choice for Houstonians today. ABC13 provides live local news and weather coverage 24/7 through its linear and streaming newscasts, as well as its website, apps and social media platforms.

ABC13 is deeply engrained in the Houston community, the most diverse city in the nation. ABC13 Localish stories celebrate the good people and places that make Houston so unique.

The station is the community leader, giving back through tentpole events throughout the year, including Share Your Holidays food drive, E-Cycle Earth Day electronics recycling event, and Pick Your Pet adoption drive. 

This individual is a critical member of our newsroom and will be responsible for coordinating assignments for news coverage and identifying high-impact stories as well as contribute story ideas and content for digital, streaming, and broadcast. The candidate must be a strong communicator, function well under pressure, and have strong multi-platform and multi-tasking skills. This position requires working closely with managers as well as digital and linear producers and is responsible for effectively communicating to and coordinating reporters and photographers in the field. This candidate should have a working knowledge of news gathering including how to navigate court documents, gather information quickly and file public information requests.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist and support reporters and producers in gathering accurate information
  • Coordinate story assignments and field crews
  • Generate stories through police scanners, viewer tips and other sources

Required Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Minimum 1 year experience in a medium to large television market
  • Ability to work under deadline pressures in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with strong editorial skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be flexible with working hours (late nights, overnights. Weekends and holidays) and adaptable to change

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

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About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television’s creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television’s programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children’s & family categories.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with KTRK Television, Inc, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

KTRK Television, Inc 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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

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