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General Manager – Telemundo Orlando

ZGS Communications, the largest independent owner and operator of Telemundo affiliate television stations, is looking for an effective leader with demonstrated experience to fill the General Manager position at WTMO Telemundo Orlando.

The General Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the station, overseeing advertising sales and business development, local news and programming, marketing and community relations, and traffic and business operations. The GM will help develop the short and long-term strategic goals for the station, prepare the station’s annual operational budget, as well as build and manage a top-notch professional team.

Applicant must be a dynamic, creative, and resourceful leader with strong communications skills and proven track record in the industry. He or she is expected to read and adjust to market trends quickly, and develop creative solutions to address everyday business challenges. The successful GM will actively engage the station in the market and the community, promote an environment of performance and excellence, and inspire his or her team to be market leaders.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is a creative and self-motivated leader, with sound entrepreneurial instincts and experience.

Qualifications

  • College graduate preferred
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Financial acumen a plus
  • Experience in media sales a plus
  • Bilingual- English/Spanish, a plus.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is self-motivated, entrepreneurial and strives to make a difference.

ZGS Communications is a Hispanic-owned media company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, that owns or operates 12 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo television network. The television stations are located in Boston, El Paso, Fresno, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hartford, Orlando, Providence, Richmond, San Antonio, Springfield, MA, Tampa, and Washington, DC. In addition, ZGS owns three Spanish-language radio stations serving Washington, DC and Tampa, and a Spanish-language web portal www.holaciudad.com, which features local news, community information and resources, and city guides.

Please submit resumes to fuentes@zgsgroup.com

News Director - Telenoticias Orlando

WTMO, the Telemundo affiliate in Orlando, Florida, is looking for an experienced News Director with the skills and drive to produce newscasts better than the rest. The News Director oversees the news department budget, daily planning, gathering, preparation and presentation of news on WTMO by providing useful, relevant and high-quality news and information; content that serves our viewers needs. This position also directs the development of newscast substance, including weather, sports, special events projects, planning sweeps and executing a style of news coverage and presentation that is consistent with WTMO’s brand. Responsibilities include managing, hiring and training the news and production staff. Must possess excellent tease-writing skills, use of grammar and spelling IN SPANISH. Must be well-read and well-informed about current events in the Central Florida region and be able to generate several timely news stories on a daily basis.

The News Director is also responsible for regularly updating the company’s website; posting news or videos online; and coordinating web content with the digital team.
Successful applicant must be able to manage people and be a dependable, hard-working member of the WTMO team.

Must be an excellent storyteller, a creative thinker and have strong news judgment. The successful candidate must be willing to work a variety of shifts possibly including nights, weekends, or early mornings.

A creative, self-starter who has experience producing live newscasts, the ability to produce compelling, well-written, fast-paced, visually interesting shows while working under pressure and tight deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications All must be met to be considered.

  • Education: College degree in Journalism or other related field.
  • Experience: Minimum four (4) years experience in news management and news producing at a commercial television station.
  • Bilingual English / Spanish

Please submit resumes info@zgsgroup.com

Video Journalist – Washington DC

ZGS Communications is searching for an outstanding candidate with demonstrated experience working in Spanish-language television to fill the position of Video Journalist at our Telemundo affiliate television station in Washington, DC.

Job Description

Telemundo Washington, DC, a community-focused station, is looking for a serious news talent with a proven track record of live reporting and strong story telling that has the ability to connect with diverse audiences. Producer, reporter, video operator and video editor for a Spanish-Language Television Station. Provides general assignment reporting for daily newscast and develops in-depth packages for sweeps periods. Candidate will be expected to develop story ideas and initiate contacts within our community. Responds to breaking news and manages multiple tasks under intense deadlines. Attends community events and represents Telemundo in local community. May fill in occasionally for Assignments, Producer, or Anchor.

Must be multi-task oriented and well organized.

This position requires advanced Spanish Language speaking and writing skills. Requires high integrity in their work product and conduct in the face of constant deadlines and pressure. Candidate must possess excellent storytelling skills as well as solid news judgment. This can include setting up interviews, determining where a segment is to be shot or selecting the different shots to be used. Excellent on-air delivery and organization skills a must. Requires effective communication with Assignments, Photojournalist, News Director.

Will possess strong self production skills, capable of filing news and feature reports for Telemundo Washington D.C. news division. The reporter has to have strong writing skills, and flexibility to adapt the style to the needs and formats of the show. The job includes presenting live reports as well as taped and edited packages. Edit stories on a linear and non-linear systems.

The candidate must have the ability to travel and cover breaking news in sometimes difficult conditions with short notice.

Must be able to write, produce and present fair, accurate and unbiased news stories as assigned. Must stay informed on newsworthy events locally and nationally. Must develop and maintain a network of news stories providing access to exclusive local news stories. Must have the ability to work cooperatively as a team member under tight daily deadlines. Attends community events and represents Telemundo in local community.

Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and Holidays and be willing to change schedule with little or no notice if needed. Must be able to work additional hours beyond schedules as requested. Valid driver’s license.

Please submit resumes with demos to Amanda Kelsey at akelsey@zgsgroup.com

News Director – Telenoticas San Antonio

KVDA-TV is looking for an experienced News Director with the skills and drive to produce newscasts better than the rest. Must be an excellent story teller, a creative thinker and have strong news judgment. The successful candidate must be willing to work a variety of shifts possibly including nights, weekends, or early mornings.

Creative, self-starter who has experience producing live newscasts, the ability to produce compelling, well-written, fast paced, visually interesting shows while working under pressure and tight deadlines.

Will oversee the news department budget, daily planning, gathering, preparation and presentation of news on KVDA in providing useful, relevant and high quality news and information content that serves our viewers needs. Will direct the development of newscast substance, including weather, sports, special events projects, planning sweeps and in executing a style of news coverage and presentation that is consistent with KVDA’s brand. Manage, hire and train the news and production staff. Excellent tease writing skills, excellent use of grammar and spelling IN SPANISH. Must be well read and well informed about current events in the San Antonio region and be able to generate several timely news stories on a daily basis.

Candidate will also be responsible for regularly updating company’s website; posting news or videos online; and coordinating web content with digital team.

Successful applicant must be able to manage people and be a dependable, hard-working member of the KVDA team.
Minimum Qualifications All must be met to be considered Education: College degree in Journalism or other related field. Experience: Minimum four (4) years experience in news management and news producing at a commercial television station. Specific Knowledge: Bilingual English / Spanish.

Please submit resumes eromero@zgsgroup.com

News Producer – Telenoticias San Antonio

KVDA-TV has an immediate opening for a newscast producer. The position could also include fill-in work writing for other programs and on-air reporting for KVDA’s newscast. KVDA’s producer must be able to work well with reporters, anchor and a technical team on a daily basis. KVDA’s producer is expected to write IN SPANISH clean, clear copy that use graphics and pictures to tell stories. Producer must understand the goals of their newscast and be able to communicate to editors, directors, anchors, and reporters to accomplish those goals. Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong interest in current events and a solid understanding of basic grammar. Some professional experience is preferred but exceptional entry-level candidates will be considered.

News producing experience; strong writing skills; strong Content Management; understanding of editing and live Satellite operations; must exhibit sound news judgment and excellent communication skills. Candidate will also be responsible for regularly updating company’s website; posting news or videos online; and coordinating web content with digital team.

Minimum of two years experience required.
Specific Knowledge: Bilingual English / Spanish.

Please submit resumes eromero@zgsgroup.com

News Anchor/Writer/Reporter – Telenoticias San Antonio

KVDA-TV is looking for an experienced News Anchor/Writer/Reporter with dynamic presentation skills for our Monday thru Friday 5p and 10p newscasts, Telenoticias 60 San Antonio. Candidate must have a strong command of the anchor desk and exceptional on-air communication ability. The ideal candidate will also excel in covering breaking news in a live setting. Strong storytellers are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate should have at least 5 years experience as a News Anchor/Reporter with dynamic live skills and leadership abilities. We're looking for someone who develops contacts, enterprises good, hard news stories that impact the lives of real people, comes to work with ideas, collaborates with Producers, Photographers and has a willingness to work long hours, weekends and holidays.

Ideal candidate must be a strong writer in SPANISH with experience generating story ideas. Must be able to respond to breaking news. The position may require reporting in the field and going live from remote location.

Candidate will also be responsible for regularly updating company’s website; posting news or videos online; and coordinating web content with digital team. In addition, candidate will record promotional announcements and appear in community events on behalf of the station.

Please submit resumes eromero@zgsgroup.com

Account Executive –Fort Myers, Hartford, San Antonio and Tampa

ZGS Communications, a multi-media company, seeks Account Executive Sales candidates. Must be self-motivated to cultivate new business, direct, outside sales and generate on-line and non-traditional revenue. Duties include prospecting, cold-calling and maintaining existing business. Candidate must have 2-5 years sales experience (preferably media or online sales) and be able to work in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment.

Candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.

Candidate should have excellent presentation skills, as well as the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple clients. The successful candidate must be a team player, a self-starter and have the ability to work well with management and additional sales staff. Attention to detail and follow through is critical. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package, which includes medical/dental/vision, 401K, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, plus the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit resumes info@zgsgroup.com

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