Univision Washington D.C. is looking for a highly motivated and experienced candidate to become our
News Director for the station’s local multi-platform content production.
The ideal candidate must love breaking news and understand how to reach audiences on different
platforms best. The position provides editorial direction, leadership, motivation, support and encouragement
to staff in the generation of story ideas and production of a compelling news product; sets the department’s
philosophy and policies.
The News Director will be a solid leader in the newsroom and be current on news trends for existing and
emerging platforms. Works closely with other Univision entities to create cross-platform opportunities for a
trusted and award-winning news brand.
The right candidate will be someone who is willing to take innovative creative risks and understands the
value of deep impact enterprise content. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passionate fearless leader
approach willing to mentor and develop our talented group of journalists into strong storytellers. He/she
should be able to effectively plan a news strategy for a continuous measurement world, while still being
able to coordinate breaking news, weather and large event coverage.
Create & implement strategic plans for audience growth and newsroom operations.
Must be a digital powerhouse, leveraging the web, OTT, and all social platforms to make sure
that local audiences receive and share the stories generated by our newsroom.
Must be a risk taker and someone ready to adapt to change and think out of the box.
Communicate a compelling and inspired vision consistent with company strategy.
Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA.
Review and approve newsroom personnel decisions.
Develop and control the annual budget to comply with station guidelines.
Work closely with the station management team to develop and attain departmental and
Ability to adapt current resources to emerging technologies.
Supervise and provide regular feedback and yearly performance appraisals for direct reports
with ultimate responsibility for all newsroom personnel.
Develops and plans yearly coverage priorities for all platforms, as well as "sweeps" for key
television rating periods
Reviews and critiques newscast production values. Must be proficient in coaching reporters
and on-air talent.
Must have a deep understanding of Digital and Social Media platforms for best practices for
Responsible for originating, creating and producing special series, regional news specials and
Leverage market research to make strategic decisions about content, programming, staffing.
Uphold station identity and brand focus across all platforms.
Cultivate an environment focused on digital storytelling and innovation, thinking beyond linear
content in order to increase digital footprint and ultimately in a growing audience and market
A minimum of five (5) years experience in television news, working as a news director,
assistant news director, executive producer, news producer. Must have experience
overseeing daily and breaking news events; ability to focus on news stories, which inform, and
highlight the needs of the Spanish speaking community. Must have experience managing
operating budgets. Knowledge and understanding of the Nielsen and Comscore rating
BS/BA Degree in Media, Communications or Marketing or equivalent experience.
Solid news judgment. Ensure flawless execution and innovative storytelling.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills both in English and
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, newsroom systems INEWS, edit bays, cameras, audio board
Proficiency in AVID editing systems, Premiere, Adobe Creative Suite Displays
Proficiency in managing and posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other
Social Media Platforms.
Candidate must be flexible and willing to work varied schedules, including weekends and
Proven and effective leadership skills; foster open dialogue, empower others, address conflict
quickly and directly.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle competing priorities.
High energy, high work ethic, self-motivated independent professional.
Track record of continuing to learn evolving trends in the digital industry.