Jeremy Moser, Trilix senior digital communications specialist, led digital platform efforts when brand websites were rare, when Facebook was still a startup and when Twitter had barely left the nest. With more than two decades of experience in the news industry leading digital and social media efforts, Jeremy adds a wealth of knowledge to the Trilix team.
As time TikToks on, we know Jeremy has the skills to master the latest social trends. We sat down with Jeremy to learn more about what motivates him at work and what he does for fun away from the keyboard.
Can you tell me a bit about your professional background and education?
I attended the University of South Dakota, where I learned how to shoot and edit video and produce television news. While attending USD, I started work at KELOLAND-TV in Sioux Falls as a production assistant. Shortly after I graduated, I was encouraged to apply for the new web producer position. I was hired immediately and quickly learned that the station was the first big player in the market for digital news. While there, I championed many efforts to modernize how local digital news was delivered, and that led to dominance in that market. In 2008, I was lured to Des Moines to become the digital media manager for KCCI-TV. I spent 14 years at KCCI developing many special projects and advancements, all while managing a staff and planning and coordinating special events. I was also a daily front-line digital news producer, so if you have the KCCI app, I likely made your phone go off.
What are your strengths professionally?
As a member of the Trilix communications department, I pride myself on communication and leadership skills. I insist on being organized, which helps me be detail oriented. I’m competitive by nature, so point me in the direction of the competition, and I’m ready to take them on.
What is your favorite aspect of the job?
As a new hire, I’ve been blown away by how welcoming and friendly everyone has been. The work environment seems open and supportive, and it fosters good communication among departments.
Tell us about your life outside of work! Any family? How long have you lived in Iowa or your home state?
My wife, Julie, and I raise a very busy 14-year-old son in Altoona. He keeps us running with baseball, show choir and musical plays. I have been involved in coaching his baseball team for several years, but I was able to hang up the clipboard after we won the state tournament in July. We can now simply watch him play high school ball. My wife and I have been together since college, and we love to travel and often host dinners and small gatherings. I have lived most of my life in Iowa, with a stop in South Dakota along the way.
What do you like to do in your free time? Any hobbies or unique talents?
I am the cook in the household, and I consider myself somewhat of a pitmaster. You’ll often find a smoker running at our home in the summer, and you’re just as likely to find a gathering of people to consume the finished product. I’m a Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks fan and I follow sprint car racing closely. I start to get an itch if we don’t have some sort of home improvement project in the works. With help, I finished our basement into a gathering space.
What is your useless talent?
I can do voice impersonations, but the best ones require a little practice before I’ll show them off.
Favorite film, food, drink and furry friend?
“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” barbecue and bourbon. We somehow acquired three cats. I have trained two of them to sit, fetch, high-five, fist-bump and shake.
Describe your perfect day.
The perfect day starts without an alarm clock and is spent with family and friends in a great location with perfect weather. Perhaps an early June game at Wrigley Field? Those are the days where time has little meaning, and you remember the overall feeling more than the events and details.
If you could do any other kind of work, what would it be?
I’d be a master distiller, sports team general manager or league president.
What motivates you at work?
My competitive nature is a driving force for me. I also grew up on a farm and brought that mentality with me everywhere I’ve been. Most days you might notice me wearing work boots, and those boots serve as a reminder to me of where I come from.