Multimedia Journalist

Austin, TX

Full Job Description

Univision is seeking a Multimedia Journalist based in Austin, Texas with KAKW Noticias Univision 62.

The successful candidate will responsible for the development and production of content for our early and late newscasts. Content is centered on news that informs, educates, empowers and entertains the Central Texas Region. He or she will need to be well versed for storytelling and able to maximize the usage of multimedia resources.

This position requires fine writing and video recording & editing skills, as well as a strong journalistic instinct with an eye for stories, people and trends creating a buzz in the community.

This individual must be a strategic and creative thinker, a self-starter, and a collaborator willing to learn and share ideas.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ability to shoot, write and edit your own stories and present a live report daily
  • Cover additional assignments (VO/SOTs) while producing daily reports
  • Strong live breaking-news reports as assigned
  • Ability to quickly write and proofread copy for accuracy prior to going on air
  • Establish a professional work-relationship with newscast producers and co-anchors to ensure a well-paced, accurate and informative broadcast
  • Maintain a sharp news judgment
  • Be pro-active at meeting daily deadlines
  • Pitch story ideas
  • Develop news contacts
  • Drive and operate a live van
  • Collaborate with the execution of the newscast by operating a teleprompter, audio board, chyron, and video playback machine when needed
  • Attend and participate in off-site company-sponsored and community events as assigned by station management
  • Job responsibilities and market noted above subject to change
  • Other duties as deemed necessary

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, in Journalism, Communications/New Media
  • 3-year newsroom experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Impeccable verbal and written skills in Spanish
  • Excellent on camera presentation (ad-lib skills)
  • Candidate must be able to make sound decisions while working under extreme deadlines and must have the ability to follow directions and incorporate constructive criticism into work results
  • Background on television production and news operations
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Flexible and able to work both as a team member and independently
  • Flexible with schedules and able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must have and maintain a good driving record and a valid driver’s license, along with the ability to drive daily

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience creating media for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to generate followers and traffic

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

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, type, and sit for up to (8) hours
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds for extended periods of time
  • 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.