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Multimedia Journalist

Univision

Location: Austin, TX

Contact Name: Univision Recruiting

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

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Univision Local Media Dallas is looking for a dynamic and creative Multimedia Journalist to join the #1 news team in North Texas.  This position is responsible for sourcing, shooting, writing, and editing compelling stories that impact our community. The ideal candidate will also identify opportunities and execute strategic engagement with our audience on all platforms, including social media and our digital properties. Our Multimedia Journalists must be able to identify and develop story ideas and concepts, as well as source material through social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, twitter, snapchat, reddit. Our Multimedia Journalists pitch story ideas daily, always focused on our news team’s commitment to serve our community. We work in a fast-paced environment that promotes cross-training and collaboration. Our Multimedia Journalists work assignment desk, digital production and special projects as needed and directed by News Management.  Multimedia Journalists on our team may also fill-in anchor and will be expected to pitch, execute and anchor unique and native content for our digital platforms. The ideal candidate will work with producers, assignment editors, photographers, and digital producers to execute creative and impactful stories across dayparts for linear and non-linear properties.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce and report news stories using ENG equipment, non-linear editing equipment, and related broadcasting equipment and newsroom computer systems

  • Write and proofread copy for accuracy prior to going on air

  • Research, investigate, interview, write, produce packages on tape and/or live from the field

  • Research, investigate, interview, write, produce, and publish content for our digital properties

  • Work well with P2 and XD cameras to shoot interviews 

  • Establish a good working-relationship with news managers, newscast producers and anchors to ensure a well-paced, accurate and informative broadcast

  • Must be a strong and fast writer and have solid news judgment as a Multimedia Journalist

  • Attend and participate in off-site company-sponsored and community events as assigned by station management

  • 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, wire services, news feeds, and non-linear editing experience

  • Must be able to shoot with P2 and XD Cameras, and edit under deadline pressure

  • Must have and maintain a good driving record and a valid driver’s license, along with the ability to drive daily

  • Personal computer experience required, including non-linear editing equipment

  • Must possess high ethical and journalistic standards

  • Detail oriented with ability to work with tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Must be a team player with solid news 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 & DUTIES

  • BA/BS preferred in Journalism/Mass Communications or equivalent experience

  • Minimum two years small/medium market experience as a Multimedia Journalist, executing live & non-live stories as well as breaking news coverage

  • Understanding and proven track record of social media presence and strategies

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Must be able to lift and carry broadcast video equipment (approximately 45 pounds), and have manual dexterity in use of keyboard, video editing equipment (linear and non-linear) video machines, server-based video editing and playback systems and other broadcast equipment

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to work at the UCI office in Dallas, Tx

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

  • Must be willing to travel on an as needed basis

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

 

Please apply on our Univision Careers Webpage:

http://corporate.univision.com/corporate/careers/

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.