News Producer

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Job ID:
2131
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Des Moines, IA US
Station Name:
KCCI-TV

Job Description

KCCI-TV, the Hearst Television station in Des Moines, has an opening for a News Producer.  The ideal candidate will have TV news producing experience with a demo reel showing your work.  Applicants should have a track record of clear writing, a strong visual sense, creative use of graphics, and the ability to make decisions and communicate in a clear, calm way.  We expect excellent news judgement and a can-do attitude.  Candidates must be able to work under deadline pressure and work well with other people.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers
  • Working with and guiding reporters in story production
  • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff

Required Skills

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news

Education:

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • 2 years producing experience
  • Creative presentation style
  • Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure and knowledge of ENPS are pluses
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