Digital Editor

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Location: Des Moines, IA US
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Job Description

KCCI is looking for a well-rounded Digital Editor who will be creating content for its mobile products, social media platforms and website.  The successful candidate will be an excellent storyteller and multi-tasker who can edit and create digital content under constant deadline pressure. Come find out why Forbes calls Des Moines the #1 Best City for Young Professionals and US News calls Des Moines the #11 Best Place to Live in the United States.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Write/edit and publish breaking news, daily news, sports, weather, and feature stories for the stations website, mobile and social media pages.
  • Write compelling headlines
  • Work with Reporters and Assignment Editors to ensure content is posted quickly and accurately
  • Work with Producers, Assignment Editors and Managers to ensure cross promotion of content across all platforms
  • Managing LIVE streams of newscasts and breaking news
  • Consistently contribute ideas to help grow the stations digital platforms
  • Other duties as required

Required Skills

  • Strong news and editorial judgment
  • Excellent AP writing skills
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop and video editing
  • Strong understanding of social media best practices
  • Flexibility to work weekend shifts, holidays, etc. on short notice to cover a 24 hour news cycle
  • Ability to work well in a multi-tasking environment with frequent interruptions, while paying close attention to details
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other programming languages are a plus


  • College Degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • Previous digital editing experience required
  • Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.
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