WWSI, the Telemundo station in Philadelphia, is planning on hiring 15 people in preparation for the launch of local newscasts next year.
The station is hiring 15 people in a variety of roles, including reporter, producer, anchor and photographer. WWSI will launch high definition Spanish language newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. beginning in January.
“We’re looking for talented Spanish-speaking journalists who are passionate about delivering the Hispanic community the local news and information that is important and relevant in their lives,” Eric Lerner, president and general manager of Telemundo Philadelphia and WCAU, said in a statement.
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TELEMUNDO PHILADELPHIA / WWSI TO HIRE 15 ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES TO LAUNCH NEW LOCAL NEWSCASTS
Station Seeking Spanish-Speaking Journalists and Other Professionals
PHILADELPHIA, PA– (September 11, 2013) – Leading up to an early January launch of its first local newscasts, Telemundo Philadelphia / WWSI today announced that it is recruiting a total of 15 Spanish-speaking journalists and other professionals to fill the roles of reporter, producer, anchor and photographer as well as positions in sales, finance and engineering. The additional 15 positions will be based at the Telemundo Philadelphia / WWSI facilities in Bala Cynwyd, PA.
The new hires are needed to launch two new, high-definition Spanish-language newscasts on the station starting in January 2014. The live, half-hour newscasts, which will air weeknights at 6 PM and 11 PM, will deliver Spanish-speaking viewers across the Philadelphia market with the most relevant information that impacts their daily lives, including local news, weather, entertainment, sports and community news.
The newscasts will benefit from new technology investments in WWSI, including a more powerful transmitter and stronger antenna, scheduled to be installed in November 2013.
“We’re looking for talented Spanish-speaking journalists who are passionate about delivering the Hispanic community the local news and information that is important and relevant in their lives,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of Telemundo Philadelphia and NBC10 Philadelphia. “This is a unique opportunity to play a role in the launch of a first-time newscast working for a company that is dedicated to serving our communities with quality journalism.”
The new employees will be part of NBCUniversal, a leading global media and entertainment company, and will enjoy a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. More information about the positions and the application process is available at www.nbcunicareers.com.
NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Station Group acquired Telemundo Philadelphia in July. The station is available on all major cable and satellite systems throughout the region.