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Newscast Editor

Hearst Television, Kansas City, MO, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time


KMBC-TV, the Hearst owned ABC affiliate in Kansas City, has an immediate opening for a full-time Newscast Editor. The position requires a good understanding of a file-based workflow and non-linear editing systems. Our successful candidate will also assist in some media/archive management.  Knowledge and experience with Adobe Premier and Bitcentral preferred. The ideal candidate is detail orientated, performs well under deadlines, and has good time management skills. We are looking for someone who understands the importance of using natural sound, knows how to create continuity when editing a news story, and values visual storytelling.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Edit stories, videos, and newscasts on tight deadlines.
  • Maintain news archives.
  • Use nonlinear editing (Adobe Premiere) to edit newscast elements including PKGs, VOs, VOSOTs, opens, teases and preproduction material.     
  • Effectively collaborate with producers, reporters and managers to produce high quality stories
  • Ensure proper storage and organization of media files.
  • Maintain standards for all edited material.
  • Take in ENG and SNG feeds.
  •  Any other editing duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements:

  •  Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.
  •  Military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Ability to work on linear and non- linear equipment.
  • Proficiency editing with Adobe Premiere.
  • Must be able to manage multiple editing assignments under strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of current television production techniques.  
  • Familiarity with mass communications law and media responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively with photographers and producers.
  • Must be able to record multiple feeds on a digital encoding system.
  • Able to search for source materials from multiple outlets and platforms.
  • Able to work in a fast paced, detail-oriented environment with calm, skilled execution.

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.