Nexstar Media Group

  • Meteorologist

    Requisition ID
    2018-2463
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Austin
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    Position Summary

    KXAN (NBC) in Austin, TX is hiring an experienced FT meteorologist to be part of a top-rated, highly collaborative weather team.  Be part of an innovative station that values your ideas and encourages creative, compelling weathercasts and storytelling.  Live in one of the fastest-growing and most desired markets, with dynamic weather conditions from flash flooding and tornadoes to ice storms.

     

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties include producing and presenting weather forecasts for weekend newscasts and filling-in on weekdays, as well as creating weather content on digital and social media platforms daily.  Reporting assignments will focus on topics related to meteorology and other sciences, environmental issues, etc.  Candidates must demonstrate news judgment and ability to cultivate story ideas.

     

    Must submit link to a reel reflecting compelling presentation of the day’s weather story.  Meteorology degree and 3 years’ television experience required.  Reporting experience preferred.

     

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:    

    • 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.

      

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:


    The Meteorologist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Meteorologist I must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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