Weekend Meteorologist / Reporter

Date PostedFebruary 28, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KFDM/KBTV is looking for a Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter. In this position, you will present the weather forecast for the weekend news and help produce weather three days a week, as well as do some reporting.

As a meteorologist, you will be responsible for the content of the on-air forecast and on our digital platforms. You will issue warnings and alerts, produce graphics and maps, and report live during weather events. You must be able to utilize social media during severe weather, as well as write weather stories.

Duties include:

  • Forecasting, producing and presenting clear and concise weather casts- which tell a story and connect with viewers
  • Developing content and graphics for on-air, web, and social media
  • Making public appearances on behalf of the station
  • Working with producers to determine relevant weather content in breaking and everyday situations
  • Doing live shots and reporting from community events and in breaking news

As a producer, you will have to use state-of-the-art graphics and forecasting ability to produce the weather for our Chief Meteorologist. You'll also be expected to post the weather on all forms of social media.

As a reporter, you will need the skills to tell memorable stories. We value visual and compelling storytelling. Your responsibilities will include pitching story ideas, developing contacts and reporting three days a week. You will be expected to produce content on a variety of platforms including, internet, social networking sites, and mobile phones, in addition to television.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Sharp news judgment
  • Strong writing and excellent storytelling skills
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Ability to demonstrate experience with active and visual live shots is required
  • Must have excellent time management skills

This is not an entry-level position – previous on-air experience presenting weather and news information is required.

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace!

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