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Location: Houston, TX

Contact Name: Ignacio Rodriguez


Job Description

Univision Local Media is looking for a dynamic and creative News Producer to join the #1 news team in Houston.  This position is responsible for sourcing great content across multiple platforms, creating and executing compelling newscasts, and supervising a team of reporters and photographers. They will also work collaboratively with our digital producer(s) to identify best practices and strategies to re-cycle linear to non-linear consumers. The ideal candidate must be able to identify and develop story ideas and concepts, as well as source material through social media platforms. This position will contribute story ideas and participate actively in coverage decisions of special news programs. The ideal candidate will work with reporters, photographers, assignments desk, and editors in production of content; be responsible for rundown management and story placement, teases, graphics, writing, timing and all other editorial and production elements.  

Job Responsibilities 

  • Research, write, and produce stories for air 
  • Assign and provide necessary information to crews 
  • Line produce newscasts 
  • Monitor for any potential breaking news, with clear understanding of how local, state and federal entities communicate through social media platforms 
  • Be flexible, aggressive and react quickly to breaking news and active weather 
  • Coordinate interviews and plan for future coverage and prioritized events  
  • Maintain constant and clear communication with news managers, fellow producers, field crews and/or agencies – while obtaining and confirming information 
  • Monitor and maintain station’s social media accounts
  • Take viewer calls and screen for potential stories 
  • Capture video feeds from the field and assist editors with any troubleshooting needs 
  • Ongoing duties include building, writing, and executing newscast elements and content for our properties across platforms  
  • Work with reporters to conceptualize, coordinate and approve story packages to conform to station policies, practices and procedures 
  • Work with newsroom managers to assign stories and help to oversee story development   
  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Skills & Experience 

  • Four-year college degree/equivalent certificate from an accredited institution 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in both English and Spanish 
  • Must be able to identify strong content on social media sites, and translate into on-air content  
  • Must be PC proficient – Word, Excel and Outlook, I-News software packages 
  • Newsroom systems, phones, fax, scanner, teleprompter, news feeds, and non-linear editing experience  
  • Must possess high ethical and journalistic standards 
  • Detail oriented with ability to work independently, with tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • This candidate should possess extensive experience in, and proven strategies for sourcing and sharing content through social media 
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Must be a team player with solid show/news content judgment
  • Knowledge of the Hispanic community and traditions
  • Willingness to take feedback/criticism and improve upon skills 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including overnight, weekends and holidays 

Desired Skills & Experience 

  • BA/BS preferred in Journalism/Mass Communications or equivalent experience  
  • Two years newsroom experience as a producer and/or assignment editor working in medium to large markets and proven ability to showcase a newscast  
  • Understanding and proven track record of social media presence and strategies 
  • Ideal candidate will also be able to maximize reach for audience, by creating unique posts on behalf of the station, to our station accounts 
  • Strong communication and organizational skills  

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Must be willing to work from office in Houston, TX 
  • Must be able to work remotely if needed 
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation  
  • Must be willing to travel on an as needed basis 
  • Employment/education will be verified 
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis 

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, type, edit, reach and sit for up to (8) hours 

Univision requires that all U.S. and Puerto Rico employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to submit proof of vaccination. The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will reasonably accommodate a qualified candidate, who may be unable to be vaccinated, consistent with federal, state, and local law.