Reporter Photographer

Des Moines, Iowa
Sep 06, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Des Moines is ranked as one of America’s best cities to live and raise a family.  Located in the heart of Iowa, KCCI-TV is the lead source for the latest local headlines and live alerts. If you are motivated by working with a talented award-winning team of professionals, look no further! Best of all, you'll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.

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KCCI, the Hearst-owned CBS station in Des Moines, IA, has an opening for a Sports Reporter. Applicant must have proven ability to tell compelling stories, perform dynamic live shots and must be able to shoot and edit. We need a storyteller who has a dynamic on-air presence and excellent communication skills. You must also have a proven track record of social media engagement.


Job Responsibilities:                                               

  • Find and tell sports stories that appeal to all viewers, not just a sports fan
  • Serve as a reporter and photographer for gathering and presenting sports stories during the week and on weekends
  • Fill in for sports anchor/reporter
  • Produce and anchor sports specials
  • Post sports stories to digital platforms including social media
  • Work with promotions and marketing to provide material for promoting stories and segments
  • Work with the assignment desk to plan resources for sports coverage
  • Travel to sporting events for coverage


Experience Requirements:

  • At least two years in a commercial TV newsroom preferable as a sports anchor/reporter 
  • Non-linear editing knowledge, preferable with Adobe Premier
  • Knowledge and experience with ENPS
  • Broadcasting degree or equivalent preferred

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Highly organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Social media savvy
  • Works well in stressful situations and with deadlines
  • Extensive sports knowledge and good news judgment
  • Desire to win, especially in breaking news situations
  • Team player       



  • Journalism or Broadcasting degree or equivalent preferred

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