JOB # 18-11
Univision is looking for an Assignment Editor/Producer to manage story assignments, coordinate
logistics, and follow up daily workflow for field crews. Gather information from several broadcasts and online sources to determine coverage opportunities. Build rundowns, write stories, and oversees writing and reports processed by the on-air talent.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Generate, research, verify, plan and develop story ideas for our newscasts, as well as bring breaking stories to air.
Assign news stories, including making and confirming appointments with interviewees as well as providing accurate address and contact information to news crew.
Supervise and coordinate our crews in their news gathering and production process.
Overseeing production of final reports and making decisions related to the content of the news program as a whole, including reviewing and changing the work of others.
Conceives, writes and prepares broadcast news in Spanish, including local, national and international stories, newsbreaks, teasers, and headlines.
Execute the production process from building the rundown to air, getting the newscast done on a daily basis.
Maintains the board and the INews tool updated with crews locations and timelines.
Monitor law enforcement and fire communications, check wires, and make beat-checks to determine coverage of spot news and special reports.
Assists writers, other producers and web editor with gathering information and updating stories.
Responsible for arranging, downloading and supervising video feeds.
Must participate in editorial meetings to inform those gathered of events being covered.
Feeds our social media and digital platforms with local content
Minimum Qualifications for Consideration:
Needs to be familiar with computers and digital platforms.
Have thorough knowledge of current affairs.
Must be able to work flexible hours, nights, holidays and weekends.
Strong organization and motivational skills, creative and assertive.
Must be able to perform well in a fast-paced environment, manage breaking news situations, meet strict deadlines, and respond quickly to changes.
Knowledge of local public agencies and newsmakers preferred.
Must be highly motivated, creative, assertive, and results oriented.
Must possess strong communication and organizational skills
Experience and Education:
Bachelors Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field required.
2 years in general market or Spanish language television station as a News Assignment Editor and/or Producer preferred.
Excellent Spanish language communication skills required, both written and oral.
English Proficiency required