Disney ABC Television Group Washington Digital Editor in Washington, District Of Columbia

ABC News is seeking a Washington Editor to join our growing digital team.

The person in this role will be overseeing the editorial direction of digital content from the Washington Bureau. The ideal candidate is someone who has a deep background in and knowledge of politics.

The Washington Editor will be responsible for coordinating all coverage among the DC-based verticals and developing creative and innovative approaches to stories in the digital space.

We are seeking someone who can elevate our content and bring unique perspective to our coverage. The successful candidate will be someone who takes creative risks and is eager to experiment with different forms of storytelling. He or she should also have experience overseeing the production of text and video for digital audiences.

This person should be a digital evangelist – someone who is a voracious consumer of news and digital content and who feels equally comfortable assigning a text piece as they do an animated explainer or FB live.

The Washington Editor will work very closely with the team in New York.

Responsibilities :

  • Plan daily and futures coverage with DC-based units

  • Collaborate with producers, editors, bookers and correspondents

  • Evangelize digital innovation and storytelling

  • Work with units to flesh out story ideas

  • Develop approaches to covering the administration

  • Coach the units on developing long- and short- form content

  • Serve as digital liaison to DC-based broadcast and newsgathering teams

  • Keep New York in the loop on all things DC

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 5-10 year experience working at a digital-first news outlet

  • Proven experience overseeing the coverage of breaking news

  • Willingness and desire to collaborate across different teams

  • Ability to balance priorities, multiple projects and tasks

  • Brings energy, humor and positivity to the group dynamic

  • Has experience overseeing the production of text, video and live

  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Has experience running point on major breaking news

  • Deep understanding of politics and covering D.C. based beats

  • Experience collaborating with different teams

  • Has worked in the field for a digital-first organization

  • Excellent communication skills

Required Education :

  • BA or BS from a 4 year accredited college or university or equivalent experience

Additional Information :

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

Job ID: 460654BR

Location: Washington,District of Columbia

Job Posting Company: Disney ABC Television Group