• Partner Newsroom Dress Codes

    KBIA, KOMU and Missourian Dress Codes

    As editors and producers in our newsrooms, you are one of their faces to the world. As such, the Missourian, KBIA and KOMU have established dress codes for all newsroom employees. We’ll start with KBIA’s since they’ve provided pictures from J. Crew!

    KBIA Dress Code

    Bottoms:
    -no jeans with holes … and jeans must be worn with a nice shirt
    -no shorts
    -no sweatpants

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    Tops:
    -no tank tops
    -no t-shirts with logos

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    Other:
    -no flip flops
    -no baseball caps

    The Missourian’s Dress for Success Policy

    You’ve earned the right to work for a professional news organization. Show it. Reporters, photojournalists, copy editors, faculty editors and teaching assistants should dress appropriately and professionally.

    Think business casual – not campus casual.

    Reporters and photojournalists should not wear shorts while on duty or during extended periods of time in the newsroom; you never know when you will be sent on an assignment, and need to be prepared, at all times, to represent The Missourian as professional journalists. T-shirts with emblems, advertisements, Greek insignia, messages, etc., are not allowed. Jeans can be worn, so long as they are clean and do not have holes. Flip-flops (thongs) should not be worn while on duty.
    Clothes that are too tight, too skimpy or too revealing are not appropriate.

    Jewelry worn by both men and women should be tasteful and unobtrusive. Jewelry in tongues, noses, belly buttons – anywhere but the ears – are inappropriate.

    Reporters who violate the dress code will be asked to leave the newsroom and change. Multiple violations will be addressed by the reporter’s editor and the managing editor.

    Stacey Woelfel’s KOMU-TV Dress Code

    Dress Codes for KOMU Work

    It’s important for our young staff to dress professionally while they are
    representing the station—whether on the air or at the building where
    visitors might see them. There are specific dress codes for the job you are doing at the station, but everyone needs to follow these major rules each time they are coming to the station:

    DO NOT have bare legs. Women wearing dresses, skirts, or shorts must also wear some sort of hose
    DO NOT wear sweatshirts or sweatpants
    DO NOT wear t-shirts
    DO NOT wear shirts that expose the shoulders or midriff
    DO NOT wear flip-flops or ultra-casual sandals
    DO NOT wear baseball caps or other hats
    DO NOT wear clothing that exposes tattoos

    Remember, these rules apply whether you are coming to spend the day, or just dropping in for ten minutes to make a dub.

    Job-specific dress codes:

    Supervisors, producers, PAs, editors, and anyone working in (or visiting)
    the newsroom, but not going out in the field:

    DO wear a collared shirt or equivalent blouse or sweater
    DO wear moderately professional shoes. Avoid athletic shoes
    DO NOT wear jeans
    DO NOT wear shorts

    Photographers, live truck operators, and others working in the field, but
    not appearing on air:

    DO wear a collared shirt
    DO wear professional, yet comfortable shoes
    (athletic shoes are acceptable)
    DO wear comfortable pants (jeans are acceptable)
    DO NOT wear shorts, except when the heat index
    exceeds 90 degrees Fahrenheit

    News and weather reporters and anchors appearing on the air:

    Men:
    DO wear a jacket for any on camera appearance
    DO wear a tie everyday
    DO wear socks
    DO wear professional (not athletic) shoes
    DO maintain a professional haircut. Avoid facial hair
    DO NOT wear sport shirts (without permission)
    DO NOT wear shorts
    DO NOT wear jeans
    DO NOT have visible piercings

    Women:
    DO wear a suit with a skirt or pants
    DO wear hose if legs are visible
    DO wear professional (not athletic) shoes
    DO maintain a professional haircut
    DO NOT wear sport shirts (without permission)
    DO NOT wear shorts
    DO NOT wear jeans
    DO NOT show bare legs
    Do NOT have visible piercings (other than one
    earring per ear)

    Sports reporters appearing on air:

    Men:
    DO wear a collared shirt
    DO wear professional pants (i.e. khakis)
    DO maintain a professional haircut and facial hair (if any)
    DO NOT wear jeans
    DO NOT wear shorts
    DO NOT have visible piercings

    Women:
    DO wear a collared shirt or equivalent blouse or sweater
    DO wear professional pants (i.e.khakis) or skirt
    DO wear hose if legs are visible
    DO maintain a professional haircut
    DO NOT wear shorts
    DO NOT wear jeans
    DO NOT show bare legs
    Do NOT have visible piercings (other than one earring per ear)

    ----------Posted on March 21, 2012 by in 4804, 4806, Help Files

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