New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings at Hearst’s KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, for a sales manager, broadcast IT manager and a research director.
KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, (DMA: 68) needs an experienced national sales manager. This is an important leadership role that encompasses national revenue management for this top-rated TV station, digital platforms, and two multicast platforms.
The ideal candidate will have a keen attention to detail and be organized. Client engagement is a top priority. Must be able build client relationships, be excellent in broadcast sales negotiation, and able handle multiple challenges simultaneously.
Also, candidates must be able to take initiative and make decisions without daily guidance. The station says it will provide “best-in-class multiplatform products, a tremendous challenging work environment, a talented team and excellent compensation.” Click here for specifics and how to apply.
KCCI also needs a broadcast IT manager for what it describes as “a dynamically diverse, fast paced, challenging position responsible for managing and maintaining the local area network utilizing leading edge infrastructure and systems, including Cisco Nexus, Cisco UCS, VMware, EMC VNXe ad Isilon, and VoIP. Also supporting specialized on-air broadcast systems, news, and sales production systems, as well as end user systems support. This is a hands-on position in a mid-sized news-oriented broadcast television environment.” Click here for specifics and how to apply.
In addition, KCCI also has an opening for an experienced research director. The position will oversee audience measurement for two stations – KCCI and KETV in Omaha and their associated multicast and digital platforms. Specifically, you will oversee the audience measurement process and creation of positioning pieces and research-based sales presentations. The ideal candidate will have experience with Nielsen, Marshall Marketing or similar qualitative service, Kantar and Wide Orbit Media Sales. Understanding of digital audience measurement is a plus.
Click here for specifics and how to apply.
Des Moines is listed as the ninth best place to live according to U.S. News and World Report. This year US News and World Report listed Des Moines as one of the top five most affordable and best cities to live in and Livability.com calls Des Moines a millennial hotspot.
Elegant Colonial and Tudor-style homes built in the early 1900s hide in quiet neighborhoods minutes from buzzy downtown, where lofts and condos draw the millennial crowd. Many families with kids flock to the suburbs where new housing developments continually pop up.
And there’s plenty to do and see in Des Moines. Cultural events and festivals draw all ages to the downtown area. One-of-a-kind shops, locally owned restaurants and hip bars enliven entertainment districts. And plenty of bike trails and parks (and even a few lakes) provide opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Newcomers, take note: The people of Des Moines are some of the nicest you’ll ever meet. Iowa is the place where future presidents shake hands and kiss babies, where buying corn from strangers on the side of the road is encouraged, and where bacon and morel mushrooms are worshipped.
The median price for a house in Des Moines is about $170,000 and average rent is about $800 a month.