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Meteorologist

at Nexstar Media Group in Rockford, Illinois, United States

Job Description

The Meteorologist forecasts weather conditions, produces, and anchors weather reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

+ Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms.

+ Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

+ Writes and delivers weather stories in a clear and concise manner.

+ Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content.

+ Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.

+ Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.

+ Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.

+ Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

+ Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.

+ Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

Requirements & Skills :

+ Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

+ Fluency in English.

+ Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.

+ Minimum two years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)

+ Superior on-air presence.

+ Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.

+ Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.

+ Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

+ Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

+ Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.

+ Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.

+ Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

+ Flexibility to work any shift.

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Job Posting: JC255027031

Posted On: Feb 09, 2024

Updated On: Apr 20, 2024

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