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Company: KWHY-TV Mundofox22
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
January 31, 2013
Job ID: 1458403



                Shape, manage and oversee the live daily newscasts that will provide a responsible, substantive, and visually appealing source of local news and information serving the Hispanic communities in Southern California.  Responsible for enforcing high journalistic standards, developing a strong on-air team, managing staff, news systems and resources, and producing a visually appealing program.



*Define a clear mission, purpose and vision for KWHY Mundofox 22 news.

*Determine overall journalistic strategy and policy for daily live news broadcast.

*Be responsible for overall journalistic content and integrity.

*Recruit, hire and coach on-air anchors, reporters and other contributors as needed.

*Improve and approve reporter and producer scripts, and prompter copy.

*Oversee the monitoring of news sources, and development of stories.

*Choose and shape the day’s lead story and supporting stories.

*Develop a wide variety of news sources to create the newscast’s distinctive quality.

*Oversee creation of distinctive and effective visual elements.

*Critique on-air talent to assure maximum performance and effective interviews. 

*Help devise and implement systems for smooth production of newscast (video tape library, roll-ins, program archive, script formats, vo’s, bumpers, teases, graphics, satellite feeds, etc.).                     

*Set story and production priorities and manage staff accordingly.

*Help staff develop professionally.

*Forge constructive relationships between KWHY Mundofox 22 and Hispanic community groups, institutions and leaders.

                *Responsible for the allocation of personnel and production resources, and keeping the newscasts on budget. S/he will help monitor and if necessary revise production budget as needed.

               *Perform other duties as assigned.


                JOB REQUIREMENTS

*Extensive experience (ten-plus years) in the production of a daily live newscast for a major market, preferably with a Spanish speaking television station.

*Ideally previous experience as managing editor or executive producer.

*Must be bilingual; Spanish-English

*Excellent broadcast writing /editing copy skills.

*Excellent news judgment and judgment of on-air talent.

*Creative approach to stories.

*Highly organized and systematized.

*Strong leadership and people skills.

*Excellent “teaching” skills. (i.e. coaching and developing staff skills.)

*Able to communicate clearly, calmly and concisely under tight deadlines and production pressure.

*Thorough knowledge and understanding of southern California culture, diverse communities and politics.

*Understanding and knowledge of NABET union regulations.


              Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.

              Send your resume to, or mail to KWHY, Attn: Human Resources Department, 1201 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
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