We are seeking a writer/editor to join ABC News Digital team with a primary focus on health and science. The ideal candidate is a rock-solid self-starter with proven experience covering/writing breaking news and enterprise stories. She or he will have a strong sense of how to approach a story holistically weaving together feeds, their own reporting, videos, photos and social embeds to create stories that are sharp, informative and highly visual. She or he will also be responsible for curating stories from our content partners, and for working with the ABC News Medical Unit. The role is based at the ABC News headquarters in New York City.
Pitch and execute daily health and science stories, as well as enterprise ideas
Turn around day-of stories with speed and accuracy
Collaborate with newsgathering and broadcast show teams
Identify fresh, engaging story ideas, angles and sources
At least 5 years hard news writing experience, with at least 2 of those years focusing on health/science
Proven ability to write clean copy on a deadline
Experience with web publishing and AP style
BA or BS from a 4-year accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
Masters degree in journalism from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
Job ID 675911BR