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Local News Executive Producer


Company KCCI
Position Local News Executive Producer
Jobdescription KCCI-TV, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, IA is looking for a Local News Executive Producer who can oversee newscasts in a faster–paced news environment. We need someone who can construct a vision for newscasts and manage a team towards the vision. You will be a leader who can develop multi-platform content that succeeds on air, on mobile, and on social media. You are a pro when it comes to making decisions under the daily pressure and have a solid background in news producing. The Executive Producer will recruit producers and work with the News Director to implement winning strategies for each newscast. You can handle Breaking News when it comes, and when it doesn't, oversee a compelling product that delivers interesting content to our viewers. Overseeing the product is only one facet of the job. You must also be a coach and a leader with the ability to make those you oversee better. You will report to the News Director.


Oversight of the preparation of a rundown and scripts for the newscasts

Research, pitch, and gather enterprise news stories

Oversight of the use of all our graphics resources to enhance our presentation

Manage, coach, and motivate producers, reporters, and video journalists

Respond to breaking news

Oversight of digital response to breaking news and social media engagement

Write compelling news stories in active voice

Booth newscasts when needed

Post stories and video on station website and on mobile

Lead editorial meetings and pitch enterprise stories in editorial meetings

Perform administrative responsibilities including scheduling, performance reviews, training and providing important feedback.

Communicate with news staff, promotions, and production/engineering


Three years producing experience

Have demonstrated experience in writing and be able to think visually

Coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously

Summarize information into easy-to-understand components

Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements

Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Adobe Premier editing system

Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

Medical | Dental | Vision

401(k) matching

Emotional Wellness Support

Paid Time Off

Paid Parental Leave

LGBTQ+ Health Services

Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs
Expdate 02/26/2024

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