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KNWA-TV/KFTA-TV, NBC and FOX affiliates in Northwest Arkansas, are looking for an experienced Weekend Meteorologist and Digital Reporter to join our weekend news team!
We need a weather expert who understands knows how to build engaging and accurate forecasts with a complete weather story. The Weekend Met does weekend weather casts on both KNWA & FOX24, fills in for the Chief and AM Mets when needed, and works with the met team during severe weather. This role also showcases the Weekend Met as a weather reporter for our digital platforms, with Facebook lives and web-exclusive videos and reports during the week.
Northwest Arkansas is just east of tornado alley, so if severe weather is your bread and butter, this is a hot spot for you. With all four seasons, NWA is a great spot to hone your skills for snow, ice, flooding and tornado coverage. But don't worry - we have plenty of beautiful weather to track, too!
Above all, we're looking for someone with a hard work ethic, an optimistic outlook and a winning attitude.
Send your best material to Lisa Brence, news director, firstname.lastname@example.org or: KNWA-TV/KFTA-TV 609 W Dickson Street, Suite 300, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Northwest Arkansas is a rapidly growing and vibrant community filled with rolling hills, rivers, lakes and Fortune 500 company headquarters. Our population just crossed 500k and is rising. Why? Because high-end business industries are here and they are bringing in some of the best talent in their fields, cost of living is low, quality of living is high and we fill up our days/nights with world-class museums, performing arts centers, major sporting venues, amazing concerts, fantastic foodie destinations and tons of community-centric events.
In fact, U.S. News ranks Fayetteville fourth best place to live in the country: http://realestate.usnews.com/places/arkansas/fayetteville
Our employees love it here too!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
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Physical Demands & Work Environment:
This position must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, 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 position 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.