Univision Network News is seeking an SVP News to lead, and set creative direction for, the network's daily and weekly news, news magazine and news entertainment shows. Reporting directly to the President of News, this key role will be responsible for designing and implementing policies, procedures and the overall direction of the organization's news function. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and inspiring leader with editorial acumen who will be charged with ideating and bringing to life powerful stories across programs and platforms, managing resources and staff to deliver compelling news content.
Lead and inspire large matrixed teams of news and production professionals, driving a culture of integrity and excellence in delivering breaking news and compelling stories
Manage the editorial content of news, news magazine and news entertainment programs across broadcast, digital and social media platforms
Work with Executive Producers to produce high-quality, accurate, engaging content that is relevant to our audience and consistent with our brand
Develop strategic plans for News and Information growth and increased ratings in existing and new platforms using analytics
Attract and manage journalists and talent for news programs
Collaborate with Digital content teams to maximize audience reach
Foster and encourage creativity and differentiation in storytelling
Leverage creative production techniques to enhance the production quality of stories.
Collaborate with other department heads to achieve departmental and company goals
Obtain and allocate resources, managing budgets, to achieve strategic and operating goals
Perform other duties, as assigned, to drive and fulfill the mission of informing, entertaining and empowering the US Hispanic consistent with company values
Required Skills & Experience
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related Media Production
15+ years of experience creating compelling and engaging content, including 10+ years in News management
Proven leadership capabilities and a track record of building and maintaining a strong, cohesive, winning news team.
Influential with anchors, reporters, producers and production crews.
Sharp editorial judgement and working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
Proven ability to generate new ideas and develop them into high-quality, engaging content through creativity and powerful storytelling
Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skills
Ability to manage multiple hours of daily and weekly content, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines under pressure and with flexibility.
Must be willing to work long hours and weekends and travel, consistent with the demands of a 24/7 news environment
Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally in English and Spanish
Desired Skills & Experience
Must be willing to work from office in Miami, FL
Employment/education will be verified
Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
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.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms. The company's top-rated media portfolio includes the Univision and UniMÃ¡s broadcast networks, as well as cable networks Univision Deportes Network (UDN) and GalavisiÃ³n. Locally, Univision owns or operates 65 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. Additionally, Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, encompasses 58 owned or operated radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. The company's prominent digital assets include ~~~, streaming service Univision Now, the largest Hispanic influencer network and several top-rated apps. For more information, visit ~~~.