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  Investigative Reporter
Industry: TV - Digital Job Posted: 12/31/2018
Location: South Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD

Job Description:

JOB # DAL 18-14

Univision's DFW Local Media News Department is seeking a motivated, experienced, organized and project-focused individual to join the #1 news team in North Texas. The ideal candidate built their career on holding public officials, businesses and institutions accountable. This hard news journalist will have a proven track record of compelling and creative storytelling, that becomes a driver for positive change. In this role, the investigative reporter will be responsible for:

A. Enterprise content in several key areas, including but not limited to: local and state government, school districts, the impacts of Immigration reform on our viewing audience, access to healthcare, veterans' affairs
B. Creating a 360-approach to promoting and generating attention for their content (radio, digital and TV)
C. Maintaining active social media presence - ensuring our special projects content is effectively leveraged
D. Maintaining an active special projects calendar, meeting deadlines and juggling multiple stories simultaneously

The Investigative Reporter will work closely with multiple members of the News Department and marketing staff to effectively produce and promote unique content. They will oversee the special projects calendar, including details of ongoing shoots and production and communicating weekly updates to the team.

This role requires an analytical, problem-solving skill set. The Investigative Reporter will possess solid news judgement and an understanding of mass communications law and ethical standards, as they apply to story gathering and production.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Cultivate and nurture contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
• Identify and pitch original investigative stories
• Be flexible and knowledgeable of local and state entities and databases, to dive deeper into coverage areas
• Use knowledge of databases and systems to assist editorial team with background and perspective on news of the day
• Maintain an active social media presence to build the brand and solicit original story ideas
• Embed through social media groups to share message and story content through hyper local channels
• Knowledge of the legal hurdles pertaining to investigations and how to avoid them
• A love of and passion for what you do as an investigator
• Other reporting duties as assigned


Required Basic Qualifications
• Undergraduate degree in Broadcast News or Journalism
• Minimum 3 years of experience working as an investigative reporter/consumer reporter
• Fluent in both English and Spanish
• Experience with public records
• Minimum of 2 years of experience with database/computer-assisted reporting
• Highly organized, critical-thinker
• High regard for details
• Proven experience working with hidden cameras
• Ability to prioritize, self-start and meet tight deadlines
• Proven track record of incorporating, sourcing and sharing social media to tell stories and share with larger audience
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Desired Qualifications
• Knowledge of and familiarity with newsroom systems and software (i.e. iNews)
• Working knowledge of editing systems and software (i.e. AVID, Adobe, etc.)
• Institutional knowledge of specific content areas including, but not limited to: local, state and federal government, immigration policy and how it is applied, state and federal education standards and how local school districts measure up, criminal justice, worker safety standards and labor law
• Experience writing bilingual copy for digital platforms

Eligibility Requirements
• Must be willing to work at the UCI office in Dallas, Tx
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
• Must be willing to travel on an as needed basis
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Please apply on our Univision Careers Webpage:

About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is a top-tier multimedia company with 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 59 TV stations; 67 radio stations; online and mobile apps, products and content creation facilities. UCI focuses on delivering a branded experience everywhere its audience is, reaching 89 million unduplicated consumers monthly across its portfolio. As a mission-driven Company, UCI is committed to informing, entertaining and empowering Hispanic America.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) en una empresa multimedia del más alto nivel, con 17 cadenas de televisión de señal abierta, por cable y digital; 59 estaciones de TV; 67 emisoras de radio; aplicaciones en línea y para dispositivos móviles, productos y sedes para creación de contenido. UCI se centra en ofrecer una experiencia con la marca dondequiera que esté su audiencia, alcanzando a más de 89M de consumidores mensuales en todas las plataformas. Como Compañía impulsada por una misión, UCI se centra en informar, entretener y empoderar a la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos.

For more information, please visit www.Univision.net.

Univision is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Vets and Disabled



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