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Sports Reporter/MMJ

KCCI 8 News

Company KCCI-TV
Position Sports Reporter/MMJ
Jobdescription KCCI 8 News, the Hearst-owned CBS station in Des Moines, IA, has an immediate opening for a sports reporter. Applicant must have proven ability to tell compelling stories, perform dynamic live shots, and must be able to shoot and edit. Experience producing special programs is also a plus. We need a storyteller who has a dynamic on-air presence and excellent communication skills. You must also have a proven track record of social media engagement.

Job Responsibilities:

Prepare sports segment and sports stories for evening newscasts

Serve as a reporter and photographer for gathering and presenting sports stories during the week and on weekends

Fill in for weekend sports reporter

Produce sports specials

Post sports stories to digital platforms including social media

Work with promotions and marketing to provide material for promoting stories and segments

Work with the assignment desk to plan resources for sports coverage

Travel to sporting events for coverage as assigned

Experience Requirements:

At least two years in a commercial TV newsroom preferable as a sports reporter

Non Linear editing knowledge preferable with Adobe Premier

Knowledge and experience with ENPS

Broadcasting degree or equivalent preferred

Qualifications Requirements:

Highly organized


Social media savvy

Works well in stressful situations and with deadlines

Extensive sports knowledge and good news judgment

Desire to win, especially in breaking news situations

Team player


Journalism or Broadcasting degree or equivalent preferred

Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered
Apply Please send resume and cover letter to Allison Smith
Fax 704-208-2377

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