Is ABC News looking to bump up its online video presence?

Perhaps taking a cue from CNN's most recent Nielsen numbers-the news channel saw a 42 percent increase in video views in February to 152 million-ABC is looking to beef up its news gathering side with journalists who can do it all-write, use a video cam, edit and post on-air and online video.

The company, which announced major staffing cuts, offered staffers buyouts and started crafting a restructuring of its news operations last month now is looking to add the digital "one-man shops" to the news gathering operation, reports Broadcasting & Cable, which says an ABC spokesperson confirmed the network had posted multiple openings and was hiring newsies, but declined to say how many positions would be created.

Videocam-equipped DJs could establish one-person bureaus around the world, and needed to be "capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time constraints," according to the job posting.

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