Hearst Television Anchor Reporter in Des Moines, Iowa

KCCI-TV in Des Moines has an opening for a weekend morning anchor. This position would also do morning live reporting three weekdays. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for an anchor who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. Our next anchor/reporter will enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and execute energetic live shots. Our anchors write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

Des Moines is a growing, vibrant city that makes a lot of lists as a top place to live and work

Job Responsibilities:

  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose

  • Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production

  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments

  • Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content

  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.

  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day

  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.

  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components

  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events

**_Experience Requirements:

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  • Past anchor experience required**_

** * Past reporting experience required**

** * Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover**

_** * Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Proven Anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills

  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology

  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds

  • Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record

  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends

  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience

  • Military training and experience will be considered