PART TIME METEOROLOGIST
Location Dayton, Ohio
Job Number 174847
WHIO-TV, the home of America’s highest rated metered-market newscasts, is looking to expand its team of meteorologists to meet audience demand for weather content anytime, anywhere—on television, online, on radio and in newspapers. We are the dominant weather leader in Southwest Ohio—the television station that viewers count on when severe weather is approaching. WHIO-TV is part of Cox Media Group Ohio and its unique, award-winning converged newsroom. The Part-Time Meteorologist will fill in as needed for any WHIO-TV newscast as needed and would also produce weather content for WHIO-AM/FM radio, as well as produce digital weather content for both brands; may also be asked to produce weather content for our three regional newspapers and their digital products—Dayton Daily News, Springfield News Sun and Journal-news.
With our own Radar, WSI Max HD graphics, Storm Warning Apps and regional Skywarn team located in-house – we invest heavily in providing our team with all the equipment necessary to protect our viewers, listeners and readers and provide strong locally-focused content. Weather is our #1 priority, 24/7!
Degreed Meteorologist must create and deliver the WHIO-TV weather forecast following researched formats and action plans.
Must have the ability not only to forecast in weather market, but live storm track, using your skills to communicate not just data, but a forecast and its impact, in a way viewers and listeners will understand.
Qualified candidates will be proficient in creating digital videos, social media engagement, ad-libbing live on TV, radio, live streams and Facebook Live.
Prepare newscast graphics using WSI Max system; ability to analyze weather data from a variety of source to prepare and deliver accurate forecast on TV, on radio, in digital, in print.
Work with a team of meteorologists to deliver life-saving weather information to our audiences 24/7.
Part-time Meteorologist must be willing to work any shift, any newscast as needed, which may be infrequent at times; must be willing to work during holiday or PTO coverage; must be willing to work extended hours during impactful, severe weather events
Must be able to pitch and create evergreen weather content to be used on digital brands, television and other media platforms.
B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, Science, or Other
1+ years television weathercaster, live storm tracking experience
Completion of Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) program, or be in process of completing preferred.
Requires strong computer skills, communication skills, social media skills
CoxMedia Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that also includes the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations; more than 60 radio stations; six daily newspapers, more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, and All22. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners.
Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at http://www.coxmediagroup.com
Organization: Cox Media Group
Primary Location: US-OH-Dayton-1611 S Main St
Employee Status: Regular
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Unposting Date: Ongoing