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Harvest Public Media Reporter
Iowa Public Radio is looking for a person with great news judgement, a strong sense of curiosity, and a knack for enterprise reporting to be our next reporter based in Ames. Much of your time will be spent working with the team from Harvest Public Media – a collaboration of public media newsrooms in the Midwest that covers rural issues of all kinds, the environment and agriculture. You will also produce stories specifically for IPR News, covering general assignment topics in Ames and north-central Iowa, and issues including higher education and climate. Your work will include newscast spots, pieces, and online articles. You’ll occasionally be asked to join one of our talk shows or news magazines to talk about a story you’re working on. We’ve got a strong relationship with NPR: We’ve been part of the political and state government reporting partnerships, and we’re part of NPR’s Midwest Newsroom, which focuses on enterprise and investigative reporting. You’ll have an opportunity to work with that collaboration and build those chops. We’ll also support you in building relationships with NPR editors and landing stories on the network. We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision, a retirement plan with a 2-to-1 employer match, immediate accrual of vacation and sick time and a flexible work environment.
FLSA Classification: Exempt (Salaried, paid once a month)
Reports to: News Director
Location: 1013 WOI Rd, Ames, IA 50011. Candidates must be able to appear in the Ames office and studio when required. This beat covers north-central Iowa. In-state travel (<20%) is required. Remote work is authorized when appropriate.
Pay Range:
$40,000 – $55,803
Basic Requirements:
At least one year of experience in a professional journalism environment, including internships.
This position requires a valid state-issued driver’s license and reliable transportation. This position is dependent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Experience working in multimedia platforms, including photographs, video and web platforms. Experience operating a variety of broadcast equipment including audio boards, digital editing systems (e.g. Adobe Audition), field recording units, and other production equipment.
Preferred Experiences:
One year of full-time experience as a public radio reporter, anchor, producer, or host. Experience covering agriculture, rural, and/or environment issues. Firm foundation in journalism ethics, newsgathering, and reporting techniques.
Application Process
Apply through the position link on the IPR website.
For full consideration, applications must include:
A detailed resume.
A narrative carefully detailing how your experience compares to the job duties,
qualifications, and functions for this position at this organization. The narrative should not exceed two pages.
Sample(s) of your work including:
a. Two Written Documents: Scripts for both a spot news and a news-oriented feature story.
b. Two Sound Files: A demo containing one newscast-length story (45-60 seconds), and one feature-length report (3:00-5:00) that you have edited and produced. Please upload the demo to Soundcloud or another hosting site and send us the links. If you do not have audio of a newscast available, please email for guidance.
c. Online content you have produced (please send links). Online content can be a web build-out of a radio story or news content that was designed to be web- only. Please do not send stories you have produced with the help of a nationalnetwork.
Names and contact information, including email addresses, for three work references, including at least one supervisory reference.
Application deadline is 5 p.m. March 26, 2024.
Iowa Public Radio is searching for a smart, energetic person with great news judgement to join
our News team as the Morning Edition Host in our Des Moines newsroom. You’ll not only be
IPR’s voice of morning news and our daily news podcast, you’ll also help shape the program –
interviewing reporters or newsmakers, and occasionally producing pieces of your own.
This is an exciting time to be at IPR. We plan to add several people to our newsroom this year,
covering politics, agriculture and climate, Latino communities, as well as editorial support.
Comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, retirement plan,
immediate accrual of vacation (16 hours monthly) and sick (12 hours monthly) time.
 3 years of experience as a reporter, producer, correspondent or other journalism-related
role in a professional or college environment, including internships.
 1 year of experience on-air hosting, newscasting, or interviewing in a live environment.
 Strong broadcast writing skills.
 Strong knowledge of and adherence to journalism ethics.
 Experience using digital audio editing packages, such as Adobe Audition.
 This position requires the employee to have a valid, state-issued driver’s license and
reliable transportation.
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For full consideration, applications must include the following:
Cover letter with narrative describing your applicable experience. Include contact
information for at least three (3) professional references at the bottom of the letter.
Deadline March 18, 2024.
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.
Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:


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.
Additional Information:
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

KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Chief Engineer
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.
Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:

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.

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.

Additional Information:
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: John Huff, Vice President/General Manager
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 E 5th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

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