Hearst Television Photographer/Editor in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

KCCI-TV, the Hearst Television station in Des Moines, has an opening for a part-time photographer to shoot and edit news video. We are looking for a self-motivated person with the ability to capture what’s happening at a news event and bring it into our viewers’ homes. KCCI emphasizes strong, visual storytelling. Our photography staff has been recognized several times in recent years as the national Station of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association. You must be able to shoot composed, well-lit and interesting video in the field, and be able to edit with non-linear software. An excellent eye for video and high journalistic standards are required. This is an excellent opportunity to get a foot in the door with Iowa’s News Leader.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Shooting and editing video for voice-overs and reporter packages to be used on broadcast television and online
  • Working with the assignment desk and producers to cover daily stories
  • Work with reporters in the field on story assignments
  • Communicating with co-workers under deadline pressure
  • Editing video on Adobe Premier
  • Learning to set up and transmit live shots from the field using both microwave and bonded cellular technology
Required Skills
  • Ability to shoot news video that is well-composed, well-lit and captures news events
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions

Job Requirements:

  • A college degree in broadcast journalism or a related field preferred; or be in progress toward such a degree
  • Previous news and/or video experience preferred


Job ID: 2391

Position Type: Part-Time

Job Category: News

Location: Des Moines, IA US

Station Name: KCCI-TV