Monthly Archives: September 2007

Photographer for Telemundo in Florida

Telemundo Network seeks a talented and creative photographer with proficient knowledge in linear and non-linear editing.
Job Responsibilities:
# Convey compelling stories through video with or without a reporter and/or Producer with efficient use of natural sound and lighting set-up to enhance story quality
# Light shots for live or taped coverage.
# Shoot and edit video under deadline pressure in a fast paced news environment.
# Operate ENG live shots.
Qualifications/Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:
# Minimum 3 years news photography and editing experience in television news–local or network.
# Minimum 3 years experience of ENG Photography equipments including camera gear, wireless microphones, lights, tripods, etc.
Eligibility Requirements:
# Ablility to work overtime, weekends, holidays, breaking news scenarios
# Ability to travel within the US and Latin America
# Bilingual (Spanish/English)
# Valid driver’s license
# Basic understanding of satellite newsgathering.
# Knowledge of newsroom computers and file tape systems.
Desired:

# Keen eye and attention to detail
# Creative and highly organized
# Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently
# Strong interpersonal skills
# Team player
# Proactive thinker/self-starter
# Detail oriented
More Information:
View all “NBC Universal” jobs here: http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

Los Olvidados (1950), Luis Buñuel

The Spanish and Portuguese Department Film Series Presents: Mexican cinema
Los Olvidados (1950)
by Luis Buñuel
Monday October 1 2007
7:30pm in CAL 100

Sponsored by the GSO
In his exile through Mexico, the father of surreal cinema, Luis Buñuel (1900-1983), created one of the best motion-pictures in film history: the Mexican nonrealistic film entitled “Los olvidados” (The Forgotten Ones). The movie depicts the lives of two boys, surviving in the streets of a developing Mexico City. It is the story of the fatality of destiny, the absurdity, and irrationality of life itself.
This 1950’s film was recognized in Cannes as best-directed movie,and second among the best 100 Mexican Films.

MANAGING EDITOR AT SITV

SíTV is currently looking for a Managing Editor to join our winning Digital Media team.
The Managing Editor will direct, manage and oversee online editorial programming, execution and workflow across our network of sites. The Managing Editor will also supervise staff, oversee daily editorial operations and be an enthusiastic motivator with a passion for, and a working knowledge of Latino culture. This editor must be committed to driving page views by creating and delivering an engaging, interactive experience to our audience. This leader is also committed to maintaining editorial quality in a fast-paced environment. The preferred candidate will oversee the editorial/events calendar and ensure planning and integration between the edit staff while working closely with the larger production, design and video teams.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Oversee editorial programming of websites and new sections, formats and features
· Ensure that editorial quality standards are maintained throughout sites
· Review and execute strategy in concert with GM and Product Development Lead
· Maintain positive working relationships with Product Development Lead, business staff and sales team
· Ensure development and maintenance of content related to partner/client deals
· Staff development, performance assessment, evaluation schedules, etc
· Regular website reporting to staff, to GM and to business side
· Ensure page-view generation throughout products
REQUIREMENTS:
· 8 plus years online editorial experience
· Strong programming and management experience
· Specific experience in the Latino content space.
· Must be well aware of and engaged in blogs.
SíTV is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. For more information about SíTV, please visit our web site at http://www.sitv.com . Qualified candidates are asked to please forward their resume AND salary history to jobs@sitv.com for consideration. No phone calls please!!!

Sin Limites: New Trends in Pan-Latino Cinema

CALL FOR CONFERENCE 9 IDEAS & VOLUNTEERS
NALIP is excited to invite you to contribute ideas or time to our Ninth National Conference, SIN LIMITES: NEW TRENDS IN PAN-LATINO CINEMA. This annual meeting of Latino/a media artists, funders and interested industry members will be held March 6 – 9, 2008 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriot in Dana Point, California. SAVE THE DATE!! And watch for plenty of exciting details shortly.
This is a CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS. Would you like to work on the Conference programming committee, organizing panels and coordinating speakers? Would you like to help with VIP Breakfast meetings, the Digital Village or some other piece of the event? Would you like to produce reels or other media for the weekend? Would you like to help with this year’s showcases of performers and musicians, writer/directors and comedians? Or would you like to help on the AWARDS committee, assisting the Board honor members of the field?
You can work from anywhere in the country, you can receive travel or hotel support in exchange, and you can really help NALIP, your fellow filmmakers and all that is great about Latino film, television and documentaries! Please email us and let us know what you’d like to do by October 15. And if there is a speaker, a performer, a panel you think we should include, let us know that too!
EMAIL CONFERENCE DIRECTOR OCTAVIO MARIN, moramar@msn.com or NALIP Executive Director KATHRYN GALAN,

How Do You Say ‘Got Milk’ en Español?

(New York Times) By CYNTHIA GORNEY, September 23, 2007
“That boy over there?” John Gallegos said. “Straddler. His mother is a Learner. She’s going to be talking to him in Spanish. Watch.”
Making a Metaphor Out of a Rabbit John Gallegos and the Energizer conejo. His challenge: To turn his client’s mascot into the cultural touchstone for Spanish speakers that it is for Anglophones.
Catherine Ledner
Gallegos stood quietly, in the wide central part of a mall, pretending to look at nothing. The mother and son passed close by. She had dark red hair and was leaning on the boy’s arm; he was 14 or so, and in blue jeans. Gallegos was right. The mother was chatting amiably in Spanish. Gallegos tilted his head toward four teenagers shambling along. “Those kids? All Straddlers,” he said. “Well, the guy with his cap backwards — he might be a Navigator. He’s probably more English-media-consuming.
Link to the full article here.

New York Times Student Journalism Institute

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and The New York Times have teamed up to present a New York Times Student Journalism Institute for NAHJ student members.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for students to work with some of the top reporters, editors, photographers, designers and Web producers in the business. And all expenses, including transportation, are paid. (There’s even a stipend so students have some spending money.)
Application Deadline: Oct. 27.
More Information:
www.nytimes-institute.com.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: PROGRAM ASSISTANT

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks an entry-level administrative staff person to work with program staff. S/he will coordinate the work of a 3-person team in a fast-paced human rights organization working in Washington and Latin America. The position is for two years, subject to an evaluation at the end of the first three months, and brings a committed individual into contact with the human rights, religious and foreign policy communities in Washington and Latin America. WOLA’s Washington office has a paid staff of 18, plus 6 interns.
SALARY: $31,000, full health and dental insurance, three weeks annual vacation.
TIME COMMITMENT: Two years, subject to a favorable evaluation after the first three months. Extension possible by mutual agreement.
APPLICATIONS: Please send a letter of application (no telephone inquiries), resume, a list of three references with daytime telephone numbers, and a brief writing sample to: gsanchez@wola.org. A hardcopy may also be sent to: Gimena Sanchez, Program Assistant Search, WOLA, 1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009; fax: 202-797-2172.
DEADLINE: Applications must arrive by October 12. Preferred starting date: November 1, 2007
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.wola.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=viewp&id=569&Itemid=47