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Associate Producer

Univision

Location: Houston, TX

Contact Name: Ignacio Rodriguez

Web: https://corporate.univision.com/careers/

Job Description

Job Description

Univision Local Media is looking for a dynamic and creative Associate 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 graphics to dress our newscasts, and directly working with producers, reporters and assignment editors on the production of daily news briefs. The ideal candidate must be able to contribute story ideas and participate actively in coverage decisions of special news programs. The Associate News Producer will also be responsible for publishing livestreams in multiple digital platforms and line produce newscasts on TV when necessary.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write and produce stories for air
  • Produce daily news briefs for multiple platforms (TV, radio, digital)
  • 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
  • Maintain constant and clear communication with news managers, news producers, field crews and/or agencies – while obtaining and confirming information
  • Help monitor and maintain station’s social media accounts
  • Capture video feeds from the field and assist editors with any troubleshooting needs
  • Ongoing duties include building news brief rundowns, writing news stories/news briefs, and producing graphic elements for newscasts.
  • 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
  • This candidate should possess extensive experience in and proven strategies for sourcing and sharing content through social media
  • 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
  • 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 an associate producer and/or producer working in medium to large markets and proven ability to showcase a newscast
  • Ideal candidate will also be able to maximize reach for audience, by creating unique posts and livestreams 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

Please apply on our Univision Careers Webpage:

https://corporate.univision.com/careers

Univision is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law