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Local News Executive Producer

Hearst Television, Des Moines, IA, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time

KCCI-TV, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, IA is looking for a Local News Executive Producer who can oversee newscasts in a faster–paced news environment. We need someone who can construct a vision for newscasts and manage a team towards the vision. You will be a leader who can develop multi-platform content that succeeds on air, on mobile, and on social media. You are a pro when it comes to making decisions under the daily pressure and have a solid background in news producing. The Executive Producer will recruit producers and work with the News Director to implement winning strategies for each newscast. You can handle Breaking News when it comes, and when it doesn't, oversee a compelling product that delivers interesting content to our viewers. Overseeing the product is only one facet of the job. You must also be a coach and a leader with the ability to make those you oversee better. You will report to the News Director.


  • Oversight of the preparation of a rundown and scripts for the newscasts
  • Research, pitch, and gather enterprise news stories
  • Oversight of the use of all our graphics resources to enhance our presentation
  • Manage, coach, and motivate producers, reporters, and video journalists
  • Respond to breaking news
  • Oversight of digital response to breaking news and social media engagement
  • Write compelling news stories in active voice
  • Booth newscasts when needed
  • Post stories and video on station website and on mobile
  • Lead editorial meetings and pitch enterprise stories in editorial meetings
  • Perform administrative responsibilities including scheduling, performance reviews, training and providing important feedback.
  • Communicate with news staff, promotions, and production/engineering


  • Three years producing experience
  • Have demonstrated experience in writing and be able to think visually
  • Coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Adobe Premier editing system
  • Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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