Full Time Weekend Meteorologist/MMJ

  • Job Reference: 00000371-1
  • Date Posted: 10 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Nexstar Media Inc.
  • Location: Youngstown, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

WKBN/WYFX/WYTV needs a weather ace to cover lake-effect snow, spring thunderstorms and a broad range of conditions in Northeast Ohio.  You also need to be passionate about pioneering new content on digital and reporting local enterprise stories.

This is the perfect full-time opportunity for a meteorologist from a smaller market to get experience with a fantastic weather challenge or for an overachieving student to land their first on-air job.

We're looking for someone with, or working on, a meteorology-related degree, who believes in active weathercasting, generating your own forecast, tracking down to the street level and being first with breaking weather and news.  

This meteorologist will forecast for the weekend newscasts and multiple digital platforms.  During the week, you will report and shoot as a Multimedia Journalist, you could fill in for meteorologists on our 3 network affiliated stations, produce weather or even produce newscasts. This job will teach it all and help you grow.

Our news team produces 11 hours of live news every weekday on 3 network affiliates: WKBN (CBS), WYTV (ABC) & WYFX (FOX) every weekday, 4 ½ hours each weekend day.  We have 3 Baron Lynx workstations, 2 studios, 2 control rooms, and 2 sets of anchor teams.

You get to live in a community with great food, great people and one of the largest city parks in the country.  If you like to get outdoors after work, check out Mill Creek Metroparks. Youngstown is also midway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. You can be at a Browns or Steelers game in an hour.  We're neighbors to some of the best wineries in the Great Lakes region.

You must include a link to your work to be considered for this position.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
• Gather video and information for news stories.
• Produce and report weather and/or news stories across all media platforms.
• Present live weather and news reports from the station as well as in the field.
• Write weather stories and update forecast information on station website.
• Develop innovative and creative ways of presenting the daily weather story.
• Create maps and graphics to illustrate weather conditions.
Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation.
• Strong reporting skills.
• Understand importance of social media.
• Proficiency with Baron or Weather Company (WSI) weather systems.
• Detail oriented.
Education/Experience:   At least one year of on-air television experience in forecasting and presenting weather.
Training/Equipment:  Operate newsroom computer systems. Operate Baron Lynx, Weather Company/WSI, and/or ChyronHego computer systems.  Operate electronic news gathering (ENG) cameras, transmitters, and accessories.
Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:  High stress environment with deadline pressures.  Some travel may be required. Position requires work on weekends and holidays.  Work may be performed in extreme outdoor temperatures.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment.
NOTE:  This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
********* EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED *********REVISED:  07/16/2021
Apply online at http://www.wkbn.com/about-us/work-for-us