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
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
Past anchor experience required
Past reporting experience required
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
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
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience
Military training and experience will be considered