Nexstar Media Group

  • KARD Meteorologist/Multi Media Journalist

    Requisition ID
    2018-2995
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-LA-West Monroe
    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.

     

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    KTVE NBC 10/KARD FOX 14 in West Monroe, Louisiana is looking for a Meteorologist/Digital Content Producer.

    We are adding to our weather team. We are looking for a person who is passionate about accurate Meteorology, quality Journalism, and timely interaction with our viewers. As a Meteorologist, you will be operating our brand-new Baron Lynx system, paired with our brand-new Baron Doppler radar, the only broadcast radar in the Monroe market. You would become part of an experienced weather team, led by our Chief Meteorologist Jarod Floyd. The ideal candidate will work heavily on our digital and social media presence. In this position, you may also work as an MMJ, reporting on stories in the region.

    The candidate we are looking for needs a strong on-air presence, solid Meteorology skills, and a love for social media.  A college degree in Meteorological Sciences or Journalism is necessary. Previous newsroom experience is a plus. This position reports to the News Director.

    We are a small but determined newsroom, looking to create journalistic excellence in Northeast Louisiana. As part of the Nexstar family, there is plenty of room to grow from the Monroe market and into other markets within the company. 

    Resumes must have a link to your Meteorologist reel. Resumes without a link to your reel will NOT be considered. NO PHONE CALLS.

     

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reports weather or news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
    • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
    • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
    • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
    • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
    • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
    • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
    • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
    • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

     

    Requirements & Skills:

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorological Science or Broadcast Journalism 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 news reporting (Depending on market size)
    • Superior on-air presence
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
    • Flexibility to work any shift

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist Reporter 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 near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, 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.

    Options

    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed