Manager, Consumer Investigative Center

Posted: 1/16/2019

Location: Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations is seeking a manager to oversee the Consumer Investigative Center. This is a unique opportunity to impact local communities and address concerns of viewers through managing a large staff of producers. This role reports into the VP, News KXTX with accountability into News and Standards leadership at NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Seeking a hands-on Consumer Investigative Manager/Producer to join our NBC and Telemundo Consumer Investigative Center
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Consumer Investigative Center. Consumer Hotline Producers at the center research, refer and mediate consumer viewer complaints.
  • Oversee the daily workload of consumer hotline producers, including scheduling and ensuring that all viewer calls are responded to by the center.
  • Work closely with NBC and Telemundo News and Standards management as well as stations’ editorial staff to assure highest level of integrity.
  • Manage and develop personnel, make hiring decisions and establish performance goals and guidelines
  • Oversee the evaluation and performance appraisal of consumer hotline producers Coach and develop staff to work and grow in a positive environment
  • Foster a positive and supportive environment that promotes diversity and inclusion
  • Work with local station management in the effective use of resources and synergies in managing operations to develop standards and processes for optimal performance

  • Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience partnering with internal legal teams and working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations as they relate to research, investigations and undercover news content
  • Must be bilingual (English and Spanish )

    Additional Job Requirements

    • External applicants must submit a resume/CV through to be considered (Note- job #).
    • Must be willing to work in Fort Worth, TX near the DFW airport and able to travel as needed
    • Must be willing to work extended hours, overtime, on weekends, and any shift (including nights, weekends and holidays) as assigned
    • Must be bilingual (English and Spanish ) Must be able to speak, read, and write in Spanish and English
    • Must be 18 years or greater
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must have a valid driver’s license
    • Must accept Solutions as NBCUniversal’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program

      Desired Qualifications

      • Minimum 5 years experience in television broadcast focus
      • Experience managing a team of at least five members
      • Strong CAR (Computer Assisted Reporting) skills
      • Basic understanding and demonstration of creativity, news producing or reporting, with consumer/investigative editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
      • Strong computer research skills and working knowledge of analyzing data
      • Knowledge of undercover investigation techniques
      • Proactive think/self-starter with attention to detail
      • Strong interpersonal skills: Must be energetic, motivated and work well with others
      • Significant experience in the news environment and strong journalistic skills
      • A pioneering spirit with desire to learn emerging technologies and invent the future
      • Passionately develops and presents story ideas
      • Skills to be a problem solver

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