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Assistant Chief Engineer

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KWWL-TV, the VHF Channel 7 NBC affiliate serving Eastern Iowa, is seeking an Assistant Chief Engineer with IT skills.

The engineering department is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and installation of all technology equipment in the television station, including video production equipment, automation, computers, servers, etc. This position reports to the Chief Engineers and will work closely with the IT Administrator to ensure smooth technology rollouts.

Requirements

  • High school and/or technical school graduate. College courses in electrical engineering or equivalent experience is desirable. 
  • Minimum two-year technical course related to broadcast electronics, including digital technology and IT, or two years’ relevant experience in a broadcast facility.
  • Physical ability to lift more than 50 lbs., climb ladders, and work in cramped quarters.
  • Capable of traversing rugged terrain at dish site and transmitter site for required maintenance work.
  • Physical ability to personally inspect tower site from the ground.
  • General Class FCC license, SBE, CET, and other broadcast/facility maintenance certifications are desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of a typical broadcast television signal path, from studio cameras to transmission antenna.
  • Capable of analyzing and correcting technical problems.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with vendors and manufacturer’s and service provider’s technical support.
  • Must be able to read/respond to written safety messages, warning signs, and instructional manuals and ability to distinguish/maintain color constancy.
  • Must be able to operate essential office equipment, including copiers/scanners, personal communications devices, image display devices, etc.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • Must maintain a cellular phone to be used for business communications.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain all station equipment, fixed and portable, that is owned, operated, or serviced by the station.
  • Install or aid in installation of new equipment.
  • Assist the IT administrator with maintaining the local area network in a manner consistent with best practices.
  • Assist the Chief Engineer on any problems that arise beyond their capabilities and escalate any problems outside personal capabilities to the Chief Engineer.
  • Monitor supplies, parts, etc. and keep the Chief Engineer informed of inventory levels.
  • Respond to duties and tasks in support of sports, production, news, weather, programming, and others when needed.
  • Maintain logs; keep up-to-date maintenance records, reports, observations, and inspections.
  • Maintain and create documentation for station equipment and infrastructure.
  • Follow existing procedures for dealing with maintenance reports and equipment discrepancies.
  • Be responsible for grounds and building maintenance at the station.
  • Maintain on-going self-training and cross-training with other technical personnel.
  • Be available for on-call emergencies, especially in the absence of the Chief Engineer.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station

If you’d like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume to:

Byron Johnson, Chief Engineer

KWWL Television, Inc. 

511 E 5th Street

Waterloo, IA 50703

bjohnson@kwwl.com

KWWL TV, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


News Photojournalist

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KWWL, the NBC affiliate serving Eastern Iowa, is looking for a photojournalist with a creative eye, technical expertise, and can-do attitude. You’ll also need to understand the importance of visual composition, natural sound, and quality lighting. The successful candidate must be able to deliver great video on a daily basis in our very competitive 21-county market.

Have a license to operate a drone or want to get yours? We can help! Live drone shots included.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to cover big time college sports including the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, and Iowa State athletics. Our photojournalists are just that - journalists, so if you want to write as well as shoot and edit, or simply get more hands-on training in the industry, we’re the place. You must love working very early hours and/or very late hours (the hours vary) under deadline pressure. KWWL has Sony HD cameras, drones, satellite, and storm chaser vehicles and LiveU.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

To apply, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

Andrew Altenbern, News Director
aaltenbern@kwwl.com
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East 5th Street Waterloo, IA 50703

KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, Waterloo

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KWWL, the NBC affiliate serving Eastern Iowa’s second largest DMA, is looking for an ambitious, talented Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist to produce new content for our award-winning television station and website.

You’ll work with new, state-of-the-art HD cameras and editing equipment, producing compelling stories for our TV and web audiences. Our team uses LiveU backpacks for daily newsgathering, with access to our satellite truck and Storm Chase 7 vehicles.

You’ll enterprise, shoot, write and edit stories that set us apart from the competition. Everything from breaking news to memorable features. We’re looking for someone who is just as comfortable in a live ad-lib situation as they are with a script. Superior writing skills are key, as well as your ability to connect with the audience.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

If you’d like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

Andrew Altenbern, News Director
aaltenbern@kwwl.com
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East 5th Street Waterloo, IA 50703

KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Main Evening Anchor

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KWWL, the legacy NBC station serving Eastern Iowa, has an opening for Main Evening Anchor. The candidate will be an accomplished television journalist first and foremost, with significant experience anchoring and producing great, memorable stories that connect with viewers. We are looking for a competitive communicator with polished live ad-lib skills and a burning desire to win. The person we select will be someone who wants to make a long-term commitment to this community.

Our next anchor will be someone who not only loves news, but also relishes representing the station at community events. In addition to writing, anchoring, and producing content for our web and social platforms, you will be a newsroom leader who has input on newsroom editorial decisions and loves to coach and train less experienced journalists.

Qualified candidates must have a degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications, or related field. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and on-camera skills and be a strong team player.

The Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque-Iowa City market is a wonderful place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Des Moines, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

If you’d like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

Andrew Altenbern, News Director
aaltenbern@kwwl.com
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East 5th Street Waterloo, IA 50703

KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Newscast Producer

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KWWL Television, Inc., the NBC affiliate in eastern Iowa, is looking for a smart, competitive newscast producer. You’ll lead a team of dedicated, creative journalists who will help you also take the lead online and on social media. You will have access to all the latest technology at our state-of-the-art digital facility.

We're looking for a producer who’s interested in learning and growing in a fast-paced news environment. If you love being the person in charge of all the elements that go into a newscast, and thrive on producing a show, not just stacking it, you’re our candidate.

Ideal candidates must love juggling multiple assignments, working with a close-knit team, and be willing to be flexible with their schedule.

Some newscast producing experience, such as at a college level, preferred. This is a great opportunity for a college student about to transition into their first full-time journalism job. Make no mistake, we have all the toys, staffing, and mission of a big-market station, we are a legacy NBC affiliate and will expect big things of YOU.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

To be part of our award-winning team, send a link to your online video to:

Andrew Altenbern, News Director
aaltenbern@kwwl.com
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East 5th Street Waterloo, IA 50703

KWWL TV, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, Dubuque

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KWWL, the NBC affiliate serving Eastern Iowa’s second largest DMA, is looking for an ambitious, talented Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist to produce new content for our award-winning television station and website for our Dubuque Bureau.

You’ll work with new, state-of-the-art HD cameras and editing equipment, producing compelling stories for our TV and web audiences. Our team uses LiveU backpacks for daily newsgathering, with access to our satellite truck and Storm Chase 7 vehicles.

You’ll enterprise, shoot, write and edit stories that set us apart from the competition. Everything from breaking news to memorable features. We’re looking for someone who is just as comfortable in a live ad-lib situation as they are with a script. Superior writing skills are key, as well as your ability to connect with the audience.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

If you’d like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

 

Andrew Altenbern, News Director

KWWL Television, Inc.

511 East 5th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

aaltenbern@kwwl.com

 

KWWL TV, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Digital Content Manager

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KWWL-TV (Market #92) Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque-Iowa City, Iowa has an opening in our newsroom for Social Media Digital Content Manager.

In this role, you will lead the station’s digital content initiatives. We are looking for a champion content creator to help shape and execute strategies for our newsroom and all its digital media efforts including web, mobile and social.

The ideal candidate for this full-time manager role will have web and social media news content creation, strong writing skills, ability to comprehend digital analytics, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work closely with other newsroom management to create and administer daily content workflow both on-air and on-line.

Qualifications include a college degree in journalism, communications, or related field of study with at least one year of experience working for a television station, newspaper or an on-line news entity is preferred. Along with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressures.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and work samples to:

Andrew Altenbern, News Director
aaltenbern@kwwl.com
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East 5th Street Waterloo, IA 50703

KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist, Iowa City

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KWWL, the NBC affiliate serving eastern Iowa’s second largest DMA, is looking for an ambitious, talented Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist to produce new content for our award-winning television station and website for our Iowa City Bureau.

You’ll work with new, state-of-the-art HD cameras and editing equipment, producing compelling stories for our TV and web audiences. Our team uses LiveU backpacks for daily newsgathering, with access to our satellite truck and Storm Chase 7 vehicles.

You’ll enterprise, shoot, write and edit stories that set us apart from the competition. Everything from breaking news to memorable features. We’re looking for someone who is just as comfortable in a live ad-lib situation as they are with a script. Superior writing skills are key, as well as your ability to connect with the audience.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

If you’d like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

Andrew Altenbern, News Director
aaltenbern@kwwl.com
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East 5th Street Waterloo, IA 50703

KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist, Cedar Rapids

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KWWL, the NBC affiliate serving Eastern Iowa’s second largest DMA, is looking for an ambitious, talented Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist to produce new content for our award-winning television station and website for our Cedar Rapids Bureau.

You’ll work with new, state-of-the-art HD cameras and editing equipment, producing compelling stories for our TV and web audiences. Our team uses LiveU backpacks for daily newsgathering, with access to our satellite truck and Storm Chase 7 vehicles.

You’ll enterprise, shoot, write and edit stories that set us apart from the competition. Everything from breaking news to memorable features. We’re looking for someone who is just as comfortable in a live ad-lib situation as they are with a script. Superior writing skills are key, as well as your ability to connect with the audience.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

If you’d like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

Andrew Altenbern, News Director

KWWL Television, Inc.

511 East 5th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

aaltenbern@kwwl.com

 

KWWL TV, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Morning Anchor

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KWWL, the NBC affiliate serving Eastern Iowa is seeking an experienced Co-Anchor for our Today in Iowa morning news program, M-F 4:30AM-7AM.

If you are enthusiastic about news, love story telling, and have anchoring and TV reporting experience, we want to talk to you.

Qualified candidates must have a degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications, or related field. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and on-camera skills and a positive attitude.

Our anchors report on special project stories from time-to-time and may go LIVE from the field as needed. KWWL is actively engaged in the communities we serve, and you will represent the station at numerous community events.

The Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque-Iowa City market is a wonderful place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, low-cost of living, ample recreation and close proximity to Des Moines, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

KWWL is proud to be an Allen Media Broadcasting Station.

If you would like to be part of our award-winning team, send your resume and a link to your reel to:

Andrew Altenbern, News Director
aaltenbern@kwwl.com
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East 5th Street Waterloo, IA 50703

KWWL Television Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.