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Traffic Anchor Reporter


Company KCCI
Position Traffic Anchor Reporter
Jobdescription KCCI, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, IA, is now hiring a Traffic/Right Now Anchor Reporter. We need a good storyteller who has excellent on-air presence and engagement skills. We want someone who can captivate our viewers on social media and a journalist who will grow this position. In addition, you will bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. You will enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and complete live shots. You will write and edit scripts with viewer interaction in mind. You are versatile, enterprising, can work fast and efficiently, and work well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and have excellent live reporting skills. You will report to the News Director.


Prepare morning and evening traffic report with graphics

News gather for traffic reports

Provide concise live traffic reports for morning show and, as needed, evening shows

Research and report up-to-the-minute traffic conditions

Communicate important traffic information to the show producers and show anchors promptly

Make sure that corresponding graphics, video and live shots are used accurately

Deliver scripted and ad-lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose.

Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special project assignments.

Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content

Develop a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance

Appear on behalf of the station at public events.

Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms throughout the day

Work on different stories and projects at once and meeting all deadlines

Summarize information into easy-to-understand components

In-person attendance required


Professional or college experience as a journalist and storyteller in a commercial television station

Experience using traffic systems preferred

Suited to ad-lib in breaking news situations

Clear speech, basic knowledge of how to use a computer and basic knowledge of social media

Familiar with street and highway names and directions; quick to learn

Must be creative and work well with others

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


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