The purpose of this position is to have qualified individuals prepare and deliver weather forecasts, weather information as part of the overall WOWT 6 News presentation. Weather information is a critical need for viewers. The public’s safety is a vital concern for us and we take our responsibility very seriously. News reporting as an MMJ/reporter will be a part the duties of this position as well. WOWT is looking for a candidate who will make a positive contribution in the newsroom and community as a whole.
Responsibilities:Candidates will analyze weather data and prepare forecasts, prepare graphics to support weather presentations. There will be conversational on-air presentations along with severe weather duties. Flexible schedule for severe weather and winter weather scenarios. The meteorologist will work closely with news managers in designing presentation style and editorial content for weather presentations. Develop and report stories. Preparation of material for delivery of newscasts. Post content to website and station social media platforms.
Requirements:The successful applicant’s background must include a bachelor’s degree in meteorology. He/she must prior experience as a broadcast meteorologist, strong on-air communication skills. Must be able to work as part of an on-air team and part of a weather team. Demonstrated ability to accurately forecast weather. Computer, graphic skills and proficient in social media platforms. Knowledge with WSI Max and their various platforms a plus. Strong communication skills are equally important as the meteorological knowledge to be successful in this position.
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