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Assignment Desk Editor / Producer


Location: Austin, TX

Contact Name: Univision Recruiting


Job Description

Assignment Desk Editor/Producer

Position Summary:
Univision Television Group station is currently accepting resumes for an Assignment Desk Editor/Producer within Noticias Univision 62 division based in Austin, Texas.  The Assignment Editor/Producer position is responsible for managing story assignments, coordinates logistics and responds to breaking news. Candidates should be creative thinkers able to conceptualize interactive projects for broadcast and online components for our news digital platforms, in addition, line producing.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Generate research, verify, plan and develop story ideas and breaking news for newscasts
•    Coordinate editorial meetings
•    Supervise reporters, anchors and photographers and assign stories for news and special projects
•    Will maintain a plan for daily, weekly and future story lists.
•    Will act as a liaison with other news organizations, community contacts and UTG assignment desks
•    Able to line produce in booth
•    Know basics of editing
•    Concepts of digital media to post on social
•    Monitor news wires, social media to be ready to mobilize for breaking news and scanners
•    Participate in station’s special events and social media pages
•    Must be able to work under pressure, manage breaking news and strict deadlines
•    Work weekends, holidays and overnights if needed

Required Skills & Experience:
•    Minimum of 2-years’ experience in a newsroom required
•    Fully bilingual in English and Spanish

Desired Skills & Experience:  
•    1-year experience as a Producer and/or Assignment Editor preferred
•    Bachelor’s Degree, in Journalism, Communications/New Media
•    Should demonstrate good news judgement
•    Have knowledge of current affairs
•    Detail oriented, organized, disciplined, can manage multiple tasks/responsibilities in working with tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
•    Creative and assertive
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook, iNews, live feeds, and social media platforms

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

Eligibility Requirements:
•    Must be willing to work from office in Austin, TX
•    Employment/education will be verified
•    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

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.

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.