The Weekend – Meteorologist serves as an on-air meteorologist and plays a key role in overall news operation. The incumbent serves as an active member of the weather team and the newsroom staff. The Anchor/Reporter works in a team-oriented environment and provides forecasts and detailed coverage of breaking weather situations. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media. Current newscast includes weekend mornings and will provide weather reporting/anchor fill-in during the week.
II. Essential Job Functions
65% Prepares and anchors accurate, interesting and informative weathercasts with station brand and research in mind. Does weathercasts live and delivers live reports on weather-related subjects. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.
15% Updates website daily, writes weather blog, updates social media
10% Develops and innovates new presentation tools for TV and digital platforms.
10% Makes public appearances on behalf of the station, fulfills duties for media partnerships (such as radio) and appears in station promotions
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Education: Undergraduate degree in meteorology or related field. CBM or AMS certified.
Experience: Three years’ experience as a weather anchor or meteorologist at a commercial television station. Experience in top 25 market preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
CBM or AMS certification required.
Proficiency with complex computer-driven weather production systems, preferably WSI True View Max System.
Must be flexible and willing to work unexpected hours for severe weather.
Must possess excellent ad lib skills and be able to drive long-form severe weather coverage solo or in a team setting.
Must be willing to work in a team-oriented environment.
% Travel Required (Approximate):10%