• Meteorologist

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-48230
    Category
    News Operations
  • Overview

    KIAH, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for a Meteorologist to work in our Houston 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
    • 3-5 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 early mornings and holidays
    •  Must be willing to submit to a background check
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United StatesEqual Employment Opportunity

    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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