METEOROLOGIST (Weekend)

METEOROLOGIST (Weekend)

KSLA-TV

Description:

About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About KSLA:

KSLA News 12 is the aggressive, National Edward R. Murrow award-winning CBS affiliate serving the region known as the ArkLaTex. The station is the market’s leader in timely and accurate reporting of breaking news, investigative journalism, award-winning storytelling and First Alert Weather. KSLA News 12 serves its community on all on-air, digital and mobile platforms embracing the innovation of the industry. In the center of the ArkLaTex is the Shreveport/Bossier City metroplex where the best of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas culture is combined to create a vibrant and comfortable lifestyle.

Job Summary/Description:

KSLA News 12 is searching for an enthusiastic, dynamic and engaging meteorologist to join Shreveport’s market leading First Alert Weather team. The Meteorologist will work closely with the Chief Meteorologist, news managers and producers to provide comprehensive daily weather forecasts and severe weather coverage on all of our platforms.

If you’re passionate about tracking storms, giving our audience the first alert to the next impactful weather event and producing meaningful content that our viewers can relate to, this could be your dream job. We’re looking for a qualified meteorologist to round out our market leading First Alert Weather team. Primary responsibilities include forecasting and producing distinct weathercasts focused on the next big weather maker for our weekend newscasts. Our ideal candidate will love covering weather on-air in studio, in the field and on our digital platforms.

During the week you’ll be a regular contributor to our hour long 6pm newscast. We’re looking for a self-starter who creates engaging explainers focused on the current local weather story or impactful weather or environmental events happening elsewhere as well as live reporting from community events or active weather situations.

You’ll also work closely with our digital team and Chief Meteorologist to create unique weather content viewers would like to see on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, our weather apps and website.

Experience in severe weather coverage is preferred. Experience with WSI graphics systems is a plus. Applicant must have superior social media skills. Experience reporting, shooting, and editing is a plus.

Responsibilities:

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Analyze weather data and prepare an accurate forecast -Use WSI graphic systems to create content supporting the forecast – Cover severe and breaking weather situations across all platforms – Post weather content to station website, social media accounts, apps, and streaming devices – Flexibility in scheduling to cover severe weather or fill-in for other weather team members

Requirements:

Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology or related field required Previous television experience preferred, but will consider all talented and qualified candidates Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now” , upload your resume, cover letter and references Additional Info: Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

Contact:

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