Weeknight Meteorologist MMJ

  • Job Reference: 00000353-1
  • Date Posted: 10 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Nexstar Inc.
  • Location: Youngstown, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Northeast Ohio’s leading weather department is growing again!  WKBN’s Storm Team 27 needs an EXPERIENCED weather ace with a meteorology-related degree to cover lake-effect snow, spring thunderstorms and a broad range of conditions in Northeast Ohio for our late weeknight newscasts.


Our severe weather coverage is second-to-none.  We’ve won one of those coveted golden statuettes for our tornado coverage.


We're looking for someone who believes in active weathercasting, generating your own forecast, tracking down to the street level and being first with breaking weather and news.  You also need to be passionate about reporting local enterprise stories.


This meteorologist will generate content as an MMJ for the first part of each shift, then prepare forecasts for the 10 and 11PM news.


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


You'll also 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.




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 RequirementsHigh 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.


REVISED:  06/17/2021

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