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Photographer Editor

Des Moines, IA
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Photographer Editor - Hearst Television Careers

Photographer Editor


🔍 Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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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 or 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 Premiere
  • 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 drivers 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

About Hearst Television

We are Hearst Television, a national multimedia company. We own and operate 30 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, reaching approximately 21 million US television households. Our mission is to be No. 1 in broadcasting, achieving that status with integrity, respect and community spirit.

That’s the bigger picture. But there’s another story here too. A story of an award-winning, diverse, stable, supportive employer, guided by strong principles and engaged, involved professionals who believe in what they do.


Television is a high profile medium, and most people will recognize the Hearst name. But, within Hearst, Hearst Television has a distinctive culture of our own and a track record to be proud of in our own right. Our success is built on how we support our people, support our communities and always place integrity at the center of every action we take.

Because Hearst Television is an established, stable organization with real history and heritage, we have values, a vision and a leadership style that are firmly embedded in our operations. There’s definitely an identifiable ‘Hearst Way’ of doing things: supporting your colleagues, acting with integrity, and always thinking about the bigger picture when making decisions.


Our Leadership Values set a code of standards for our employees in their relationships with colleagues, customers, audiences and the communities we serve. Our values include:

Set the highest standards of integrity, character, honesty and fairness. Articulate a clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Communicate effectively. Help others succeed. Respect and trust your colleagues. Value different skills, talent and ideas. Recognize good performances. Be customer focused. Be passionate and take pride in what you do. Have fun and WIN!


We recently conducted focus groups with employees from more than 50% of our stations – with the objective of better understanding our culture, our shared ways of working and the features of Hearst Television that people prized the most. The findings were genuinely fascinating. People who work here love the way that they have a voice and opportunities to express themselves. While we may be part of the wider Hearst Corporation, we still have a family feel and a collaborative, supportive environment. There’s a sense of community, and an appreciation of the stability that comes with life in a big organization. At the same time, everybody recognizes that we’re ambitious too. We’re established, but not set in our ways. Big, but never slow to move. Above all, it’s our integrity that counts the most. We’re renowned for bringing the news to our communities with sincerity and transparency. People trust us – and that makes our employees proud to work here.


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Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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