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Afternoon Receptionist

Hearst Television Inc

Des Moines, IA
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Afternoon Receptionist

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Location: Des Moines, IA US
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Job Description

KCCI-TV, the top-rated Hearst Television CBS affiliate in Des Moines, IA has a part-time opening for an afternoon Receptionist to serve as administrative support to the station as well as provide assistance to other departments as needed. This individual will provide support by performing various tasks that contribute to the daily operations of the department. The Receptionist will serve visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifying company personnel of visitor arrivals; maintaining security, clerical duties and operating the Cisco telecommunications switchboard.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Welcomes visitors by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering and/or referring inquiries.
  • Provides information to viewers in a professional manner.
  • Directs visitors and maintains the employee and department directories; giving instructions.
  • Maintains security by following procedures; monitoring guest logbook; issuing visitor badges.
  • Maintains safe and clean reception area.
  • Maintains continuity among departments by documenting and communicating actions.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Coordinates the pick-up and delivery of express mail services and USPS mail.

Required Skills

  • Excellent Communication Skills - whether in person or on the telephone.
  • Customer Focus - professionalism in handling client inquires/requests.
  • Organization Skills - ability to handle pressure and multiple tasks.
  • Prefer familiarity with the Cisco switchboard console.
  • Microsoft Office and general computer skills.


  • College degree, or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • Previous Customer Service or Receptionist experience preferred


Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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