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Weekend Meteorologist

JOB DESCRIPTION:

WHNT, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for a weekend Meteorologist to work in our Huntsville 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
  • Report from the field/do live shots on stories related to weather, environment, community events, etc.
  • Pitch, shoot, write and edit weather/science-related stories for assigned newscasts. Utilize graphics and video as necessary to explain forecasts
  • 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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in meteorology or atmospheric science preferred; equivalent experience required
  • 1-2 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

Equal Employment Opportunity
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HOW TO APPLY:

For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com 

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2019-07-31