Weather Anchor, Weekend

US-IN-Indianapolis
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-46725
Category
News Writers/Producers

Overview

WXIN/WTTV, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for a weekend Meteorologist to work in our Indianapolis location.

 

The Meteorologist will have experience reporting on severe weather and will be able to use a broad range of technology. This position will pitch, shoot and write weather-related stories, and will utilize social media tools for expanding weather coverage.

Responsibilities

  • Present weather forecasts for broadcast and digital platforms
  • Pitch, shoot, write and edit weather/science-related stories for assigned newscasts. Utilize graphics and video as necessary to explain forecasts
  • Report from the field/do live shots on stories related to weather, environment, community events, etc.
  • Remain informed on the latest weather data gather/delivery trends
  • Respond to breaking and/or severe weather events as required
  • Represent the station during community events and station-sponsored activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in meteorology or atmospheric science preferred; equivalent experience required
  • 2-4 years previous broadcast meteorology experience preferred
  • AMS/NWA and/or Certified Board Meteorologist preferred
  • Strong on-air presentation; must be credible, personable and passionate
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays

WHNT is an equal opportunity employer.

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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