Full Job Description

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
  • Detail-oriented
  • 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

Degree Level : Bachelor’s Degree