Javier Benítez receiving an award of excellence in journalism from the Organization of Iberian-American Journalists (OPI).
Enthusiasm for my profession of journalist made me develop my career between Uruguay, Spain and Russia; and as voice-over talent, not only for those countries, but also for Germany, Canada, and several Latin American ones. This fact provides me a multicultural background and a broad view throughout my more than 20 year career.
During my career I worked as news anchor, news reporter, correspondent and hosted different kinds of shows: political, economics, sports and entertainment. I have interviewed politicians from Spain and Latin America, including Bolivian president, Evo Morales and Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez. In the world of entertainment, I have interviewed Grecia Colmenares, Franco de Vita, León Gieco, José Alberto El Canario, among others. Nowadays, some of my shows are also broadcasted by Radio Nacional de Argentina.
I covered the visit of presidents and diplomats to Russia at the Kremlin. Other important events that I reported on include the 1-O referendum in Catalonia, or the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
• On-air Radio and TV host, correspondent, editor and voice talent
• Expertise in selection, writing and production of daily news, main stories, monitoring breaking news, and produce voice-over for the rundown.
• Research, gather information, generating contents and script for television package
• Strong writing abilities with experience in scripts and copy editing
• Voice acting for dubbing and several ad campaigns in Spain and Latin America for top brands such as Embratur (Brazillian Ministry of Tourism), Unisarc (University of Colombia), Vodafone, Western Union, Fortuna Silver Mines or Happy Móvil
• Narrator for documentaries, voice-over, tutorials, training videos, corporate presentations, audio books and CD-ROM's and nonprofit promotional materials.
• Editing skills: Dalet, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe Audition, Sound Forge
With a great passion and expertise in mass media and highly-motivated for professional challenges, my goal is to expand my horizons and enrich my career with every opportunity I get.
2018-Present: Regional vicepresident for Spain of Organización de Periodistas Iberoamericanos.
2015-Present: Radio Sputnik. On-air personality. News anchor, correspondent. Selection, writing and production of main stories, daily and breaking news.
2007-Present: Freelance Correspondent for television and radio stations in LatAm.
2007-2013: 104.7 Barcelona Latina FM. Barcelona. Press Officer, morning show host, News anchor, sports host, journalist, Producer, News Editor, voice over.
2008-2009: Radio Nacional de España – Ràdio 4. Co-Host. Producer. Late night show.
2007: 106.9 FM Radio Kanal Barcelona. Co-Host. Morning show.
2004-2006: 91.9 Radio Disney Uruguay. Contents producer. Coordinator.
2005-2006: Sarandí 690 AM. Montevideo. Voice Over
Sport 890 AM. Montevideo. Voice Over
2004-2005: 91.1 Radio Futura. Montevideo. Contents producer.
1997-2004: FM Gardel. Montevideo. On air host. Voice over. Artistic producer. Music programmer. Sound Editor.
95.5 FM Del Plata. Montevideo. Voice over.
102.9 FM Total. Montevideo. Voice over.
1997: 99.5 FM Del Sol. Montevideo. On air host.
1995: CX 28, Radio Imparcial. Montevideo. On air host.
1993: CX 50, Radio Independencia. Montevideo. Voice over.
1991-1992: 88.3 FM Del Lago (Salto, Uruguay). On air host.
2013–2014: RT (Russia Today). Reporter. Output editor of the News Service of the Direction of Informational broadcasting in the Spanish Language. Voice Over.
In Progress: Documentary “La Isla del Purgatorio”. Self project. Site: www.laisladelpurgatorio.com
2011-Present: Freelance correspondent.
2003: Channel 5 Televisión Nacional. Host.
VOICE ACTING & VOICE-OVER
2016 - Present: Voice-over for documentaries at Cyrillica Studios, Moscow.
2017: Mago Production - Tin & Tan. Voice acting for two characters.
2014: Mago Production - Señal Colombia. Dr. W Animation series.
Voice acting for 7 characters: Willburt, Agente Mon Xiclet (Willburt), Lou, Murphy, Agente 1, Narrator, Voice over
ADVERTISING AGENCIES & MEDIA
88.9 CIRV Radio, Ondas Hispanas, Canal 2, Toronto, Canadá
97.7 FM Emisora Cultural de Pereira, RAC, Colombia
100.7, Tiempo FM. La Romana, República Dominicana
103.3 La Mega FM, Cuenca, Ecuador
104.5 Andina FM, Mendoza, Argentina
103.3 América FM, Uruguay
101.5 Nuevo Siglo FM, Uruguay
100.3 Zenit FM, UruguayPRESS
2009-2010: Flash Magazine. Press Officer. Search, creation, production and editor of news content. Copy editing.
HOST AND MC
2000-Present: Host and Master of ceremonies at conferences, and live shows in theaters.
*Creation, production and edition of radio stations ID’s, and comercial advertisings.
*Neutral latin voice over.
*Host of different format shows.
2012: Much Ticket. Community manager. Management of online media planning. Target identification
2008-2011: Ticket Latino. Press Officer. Search, creation, production and editor of news content. Copy editing. Video and photo editor. Online media planning manager. Community Manager.
Social Communication – Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay
1990: English: Oxford Higher Level, University of Oxford.
1988: English: First Certificate in English, University of Cambridge.
Catalan: Conversation level
CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
2005: Second Latin American Forum “Memory and Identity”. UDELAR
2004: First Latin American Forum “Memory and Identity”. Universidad de la República. Attendant. 17th, 18th y 19th September. Montevideo, Uruguay
2003: First Annual Convention of Social Communicators of Venezuela. “Live in Communication vs. Living of Communication”. Speaker. 15th to 18th October. Maracay, Venezuela.
2003: First Latin American Meeting of Social Communicators. Master of Ceremonies. Universidad de la República. 13rd, 14th y 15th June. Montevideo, Uruguay
2002: XIII Latin American Congress of Students of Social Communication. “Communication, Science and Technology”. Attendant. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. 16th to 20th September.
1999: X Latin American Congress of Students of Social Communication. Attendant. Montevideo, Uruguay. 29th August to 3rd de September.