Nexstar Media Group

  • Morning Meteorologist

    Requisition ID
    2019-5842
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Tyler
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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

    KETK and KFXK, the NBC-FOX stations in Tyler, Texas, are seeking a Morning Meteorologist for five hours of daily news programming. You should be passionate about all kinds of weather, especially severe and extreme conditions. You should also be excited about the future of digital content, especially video, and be proficient at social media. This requires a team player who can establish a strong on-air rapport with other members of the morning staff. MMJ skills would be useful, but are not required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms in an engaging, informative and easy-to-understand style.
    • Ensures all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Delivers weather stories in a clear, concise and creative manner.
    • Assists in writing, researching and coordinating weather coverage and other related content.
    • Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent 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 and produces digital videos about the local forecast on a daily basis.
    • Interacts with viewers and users on social media.

     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.
    • Prior experience weather and/or news reporting or anchoring. (College and internships are acceptable).
    • Engaging on-air presence.
    • Proficiency with current digital and broadcast technology, including ENPS, Content Management Systems, field gear including TVU live backpacks and other equipment.
    • Knowledge of current broadcast and digital weather systems, such as Baron and WSI (The Weather Company) technology.
    • Understanding of contemporary storytelling techniques and effective use of graphics for broadcast and digital content.
    • 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 extra hours/shifts as needed.

     

    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 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.

     

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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