The Meteorologist will serve as the primary producer and presenter of weathercasts on-air and online. Will utilize forecasting experience and technology to create graphics used in broadcasts and digital platforms. TheMeteorologist will generate multiple daily weathercasts, text stories, social media postings and blogs for Fox 2's aggressive weather strategy. WJBK/Fox 2 is seeking an energetic and motivated team player to join WJBK's Weather Authority Team. Primary responsibility to gather and interpret weather data for on-air weather reports used in newscasts, online and social media channels. This includes generating graphics, writing and/or producing packages for air and reporting weather news both live and on tape for on-air broadcast purposes. Additionally, will represent the station at Fox 2 events (e.g., school visits, serve as host at charity events, and other station projects). Must have demonstrated command and reliability in forecasting and presenting weather. Also, the position requires personality, energy and a positive on-air presence in delivering to our viewers and interacting with other talent. Knowledge and use of social media as a method of delivering weather information on all platforms is mandatory. Must be calm and authoritative in breaking situations. Local knowledge a significant plus.
Bachelorís degree in Meteorology or equivalent broadcast experience forecasting weather on-air required.
Minimum three years working in the field of communications as a weathercaster. Must be able to provide
examples of on-air severe weather coverage, on-air or web weathercasts, and evidence of engagement with
users of digital platforms. Familiarity with winter weather forecasting is preferred. Proven ability to gather,
interpret, prepare and present weather information during live newscasts and other station productions. Strong
writing and producing skills are also essential. Ability to contribute ideas on a daily basis and be able to
troubleshoot operational issues related to the weather department and to communicate effectively with
newsroom management on any unresolved issues. Knowledge of local market and the weather patterns in our
area will allow the Meteorologist to offer expertise to the newsroom staff regarding coverage plan on severe
weather days. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with peers and news management and other contacts outside the station. AMS, CBM, NWA sealed meteorologist preferred. Must have the technical capability to operate content-generating systems associated with reporting weather for broadcast and on digital platforms. Job Code: 8316
WJBK's News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Reporter. Must bring
hustle, originality, innovations, and commitment to the job every day. Will be expected to establish contacts and develop original story ideas. Must write and report with fairness and clarity and be an outstanding storyteller and on-air performer. Must have demonstrated proficiency in the use of social media to interact with news viewers and expand the reach of our news operation. We require an individual who communicates with a diverse audience in a concise yet comfortable manner. This person will be able to recognize important issues and meaningful developments in continuing stories. The job requires composure in breaking news situations and command of a spectrum of topics including hard news, entertainment, and popular culture. Knowledge of the Detroit market a plus. Other duties as deemed appropriate to be assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Communications and Journalism or related field or equivalent experience required. A
minimum of three years of journalism background and television reporting experience required. Must possess
strong social media skills. Knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices. Job Code: 8330
WJBK's Sales Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Sales Assistant. Individual will perform administrative and office support activities for the V.P. General Sales Manager and the Research Director. Will assist the General Sales Manager with various tasks which include: answer telephones, receive and direct visitors; coordinate travel and maintain monthly expense reports for both the General Sales Manager and National Sales Manager; maintain political tracking and upload orders on the FCC file; and update trade agreement book. Will also assist the Research Director with various tasks which include: maintain all sports tracking reports; update the regular and political rate guides; update all sports schedules; and create presentations and one-sheets. Additionally, will update programming in the Nielsen Enames system and send out end times; update quarterly program schedules for WJBK; update and post sales one-sheets, presentations and tracking reports on BOX; and provide back-up to the sales assistants for the Local Sales
Manager and National Sales Manager.
4-year college degree preferred; high school degree required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products: Word,
Excel and Power Point. Knowledge of Nielsen ratings and Wide Orbit products are a plus. Minimum of 2 years' experience working in an office environment. Strong communication skills, detailed and organized.
Job Code: 8341