NBC Universal Producer/Writer in McAllen, Texas

Job Number 33490BR

Job Title Producer/Writer

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - TLM KTLM

Posting Category TV Content & Production

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Texas

City McAllen

Responsibilities

Write and produce newscasts and other programs as needed, assist in creating rundowns and coordinate all elements needed to provide content for a one-hour show.

• Lead the delivery of scripts and video in a fast paced deadline driven environment.

• Support Web/Mobile and Social Media platforms as needed.

• Responsible for the creation of the newscasts and other news programs as needed

• Work directly with Assignment Editors, Anchors, VJ’s and production crews.

• Execute Live Shots and Satellite Remotes during live newscasts.

• Select, assign, write and organize news stories.

• Respond to breaking news with urgency and accuracy.

• Monitor and maintain on-going breaking news story while on air.

• Coordinate and plan future community and social story developments.

• Work, review and supervise Video Journalists for accuracy, consistency, balance, storytelling and writing style.

• Editing skills to edit video clips, packages and news content for newscasts and digital media.

• Write news scripts, promotional teasers, headlines and topicals.

• Back-up producer for other station newscasts and/or special programs.

• Work with producers and news management on story/sweeps planning and coordination.

Qualifications/Requirements

BA or BS in Journalism or related field.

• Two to four years producing live television newscasts.

• Video editing skills to edit video clips, packages and news content for newscasts and digital media.

• Excellent news judgment, creative ideas and exceptional command of broadcast writing skills, is indispensable.

• Must be able to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish and must be able to speak, read and understand English. OUT

• Fully bilingual, Spanish/English, with emphasis in Spanish.

• Must have leadership qualities, be detail oriented, organized and able to handle intense deadlines in a fast paced news environment.

Eligibility Requirements

• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )

•• Must be willing to work long hours, varying shifts (including nights, holidays and weekends) and report to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage when necessary and/or when assigned.

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

• Must be 18 years or older.

• Must have a valid driver’s license

• Must have outstanding command of Spanish (speak, read & write)

• Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume.

Desired Characteristics

Ability to develop/produce/write a story in-depth.

• Connect the viewers & newscast with social media, surveys, opinions, calls, etc.

• News judgment with solid ethical news judgement.

• Excellent Spanish, reading, writing and speaking skills.

• Solid English, reading, writing and speaking skills.

• High innovative and creative nature.

• Ability to perform under hard time deadlines.