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KTUU-TV P/T Weekend Meteorologist

KTUU, an award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a part-time Weekend Meteorologist, working approximately 20 hours per week. The successful candidate will produce and deliver on-site weathercasts and make live reports from the field in order to convey a daily weather story. In severe weather situations, the Meteorologist will convey and concisely present information and graphics to help viewers protect their lives and property.

We`re seeking someone with 1-3 years` experience on-air as a television meteorologist preferred (reporting experience is a plus). Basic experience with both weather and newsroom computer systems (ENPS, I-News) is required. This individual will prepare and deliver daily weather forecasts using weather date and computers. Experience with weather computer systems (Weather Central 3D:LIVE, ESP:LIVE, LIVE:WIRE, Microcast, Metworks, X-Vision, DCE, Weather Webcaster, Livestream, and NWS Chat) is necessary. Editing experience is a plus; candidates with limited experience must be willing to learn how to edit. A college degree is required, preferably in meteorology or broadcast journalism. A valid driver`s license, with a good driving record, is also required. The position offers a competitive hourly wage and benefit package that includes paid time off, 401(k) and more. KTUU is owned by a wonderful parent company, Schurz Communications, Inc., which owns television, radio, cable and newspaper properties throughout the country. Additional information on Schurz is available at, and via the following video link:

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and deliver weather over several platforms, including social media.
  • Responsible for developing all weather forecasts and accompanying computer graphics, delivering on-air weathercasts and live weather reports from the field.
  • Live 'on-the-scene' reporting, especially during breaking news and severe weather.
  • Effectively communicate information regarding severe weather coverage in a clear and concise graphic presentation.
  • Provide weather forecasts for partnering radio stations and/or newspapers.
  • Communicate critical weather information, especially during severe weather, to producers and other critical staff members to ensure a consistent and accurate message to viewers.
  • Work with the News Director to develop overall strategy in line with the department and station.
  • Follow clothing and appearance guidelines.
  • Attend/host/speak at community services, schools and community events; meet and greet viewers.
  • Ensure public appearances in schools and community events are consistent with image and goals of station.
  • Participate in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings.
  • Must be able to enterprise and field report relevant stories for newscasts under tight deadlines.
  • Various shift work will be required. Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.
  • Write and edit packages.
  • Report research-based stories.
  • Develop and maintain sources.
  • Use non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis.

Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • Be able to speak and write clearly and accurately.
  • Be able to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community.
  • Willingness to be a hard-working staff member and work as part of a team.
  • Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills.
  • Strong initiative and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision is a must.
  • Must possess excellent interview and conversational reading and writing skills.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers.
  • Knowledge of social media outlets and website postings (website and digital/mobile platforms).
  • Ability to keep up with national and local news/weather.
  • Experience storm chasing is a plus.
  • Use graphics to convey weather information to audience.
  • Analyze weather patterns into current and forecast information.
  • Enterprise local hard-news stories.
  • At least one seal (AMS/NWS) is preferred.

Interested candidates please visit the following web site: and search Requisition Number KTUU2091 to learn more about the position and apply. NORTHERN LIGHTS MEDIA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Offers of employment are contingent upon a pre-employment background check.

DEADLINE: 2014-11-11