Telemundo Station Group Names Javier I. Ortiz VP, Human Resources
Telemundo Station Group today announced that Javier I. Ortiz has been named Vice President of Human Resources for the division. A seasoned human resources leader, Ortiz will oversee all human resources functions for Telemundo's 17 owned stations in the United States and Puerto Rico, reporting into Manuel Martinez, President of the Telemundo Station Group.
"Javier's experience in Spanish-language television and his first-hand knowledge of our stations make him the right person to lead our human resources team," said Martinez. "Under his leadership, I know we will recruit the best talent to our stations as we grow and expand, and maintain and motivate our already strong workforce."
Ortiz has been with Telemundo since 2007, most recently as Director of Human Resources for Telemundo Networks, where he has provided human resources support to the News, Alternative Programming, Sports and Programming groups for the last three years. Before that, he was Telemundo's Director of Human Resources for Organization and Staffing, successfully leading several corporate initiatives for both the network and the stations, including the employee survey and feedback process and various talent development programs.
Ortiz started his career with Telemundo as Human Resources Manager, supporting KTMD in Houston and KVDA in San Antonio; his role eventually grew to include KBLR in Las Vegas and KDEN in Denver as well.
Prior to joining Telemundo, Ortiz spent 17 years with Universal Orlando in human resources, where his responsibilities included employee relations, recruitment and selection, performance management and training and development.
Ortiz graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a BSBA in Human Resources Management. Originally from Puerto Rico, he lives in Miramar, Florida with his wife and two children.
About Telemundo Station Group
Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 17 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 5,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, San Antonio, San Francisco, Phoenix, Harlingen, Fresno, Denver, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Boston, Tucson and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group offers support to 52 affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.