New Reporter

Univision New York, NY

About the Job

Univision Local Media WXTV New York is looking for a News Reporter. This person will be responsible for investigating, producing and presenting accurate, balanced news stories for TV, digital and social media assets. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: daily newsgathering, and reporting as well as appearances at community and station events in a fast-paced, extremely competitive market. This role is represented by IBEW

Job Responsibilities

  • Research, investigate, interview, write, produce and present news or weather-related reports for TV, station's social media pages, other company broadcasts, websites and printed publications as assigned.
  • Write and proofread copy for accuracy prior to going on air.
  • Ability to think on your feet during live shots and great story telling skills.
  • Research, investigate, interview, write, produce and report daily news packages, special news series or weather-related stories on tape and/or live from the field.
  • Establish a good working-relationship with newscast producers and co-anchors to ensure a well-paced, accurate and informative broadcast.
  • Must be a strong and fast writer and have solid news judgment.
  • Attend and participate in off-site company-sponsored and community events as assigned by station management.
  • Work flexible hours, including holidays, weekends and evenings.
  • Knowledge of public records laws and computer assisted reporting.
  • Knowledge of journalistic ethics and libel laws.
  • Must be able to handle deadlines and pressure well.
  • Strong knowledge of social networking regarding content gathering and distribution.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Previous broadcast news experience as reporter, producer, assignment desk or photographer/editor experience and working knowledge of television news photography and technology
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Spanish communication skills
  • Personal computer experience required, including non-linear editing equipment

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communication Studies, Radio-TV-Film, or equivalent experience
  • Must have and maintain a good driving record and a valid driver's license, along with the ability to drive daily
  • Must be able to multi-task, work well under extreme pressure, and communicate effectively
  • Prior experience in Spanish language broadcasting
  • Preferred: Knowledge of the New York market and local contacts
  • This is a union role represented by SAG-AFTRA

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be willing to work from the field in NY Metro area
  • Employment/education will be verified
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime basis