Weekend Meteorologist / MMJ

JOB SUMMARY:

We are recruiting a high energy, personality-driven newsroom leader who can help tell the weather story. You're expected to know the science, but thrive on lifestyle forecasting. Familiarity with tropical weather forecasting is a plus. The right candidate will be just as comfortable forecasting solo, as s/he is working with a team when a storm hits.

This is a breaking weather market, and you'll keep viewers safe and save lives by going live in a moment’s notice. You'll be expected to cover storm systems from the wall and on the app; you’ll also update the aftermath of the weather story from the field.

The right candidate will have a successful track record of MMJ experience, producing compelling, people-based stories. This employee is expected to deliver on best practices, from pitches to story production. S/he will be quick on his/her feet, bring copy to life, and master social media on and off the desk.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Forecast weather for weekend newscasts, and other weekday newscasts as assigned
  • Collaborate with Producing, Reporting and Technical Staff to make weather forecasts as compelling and clean as possible.
  • Update staff on emergency weather conditions in newsroom editorial meetings
  • Shoot & edit daily content for newscasts and website
  • Operate portable live units, and conduct live shots from the field
  • Generate story ideas and building local contacts
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of Broadcast Meteorology experience
  • Be qualified to apply for the AMS or NWA seal
  • Experience with WSI graphics preferred
  • Ability to handle long-form severe weather and tropical weather coverage
  • Ability to write and post weather-related items such as forecasts, graphics, and stories to social media
  • Working knowledge of ENG Field Cameras, Non-Linear Editing Software, TVU Remote Units, and Newsroom CMS software
  • Stellar Driving Record

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please apply online at: www.gray.tv/applynow

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