Weekend Meteorologist / Reporter (8646)

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WSYX / WTTE-TV, in Columbus, OH, is looking for a Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter. This position will present the weather forecast for the weekend news and report 3 days a week.

As a meteorologist, you will be responsible for the content of the weather cast on-air and on our digital platforms. You will issue warnings and alerts, produce graphics and maps, and report live during weather events. You must be able to utilize social media during severe weather, as well as write weather stories. Duties include forecasting, producing and presenting clear and concise weather casts- which tell a story and connect with viewers, developing content and graphics for on-air, web and social media, making public appearances on behalf of the station, working with producers to determine relevant weather content in breaking and everyday situations, doing live shots and reporting from community events and in breaking news.

As a reporter, you will need the skills to tell memorable stories. We value visual and compelling storytelling. Your responsibilities will include pitching story ideas, developing contacts and reporting 3 days a week. We're looking for someone with sharp news judgment, strong writing and excellent storytelling skills, and the ability to work well with others. Ability to demonstrate experience with active and visual live shots is required. You will be expected to produce content on a variety of platforms including, internet, social networking sites, and mobile phones, in addition to television. You must have excellent time management skills.

Skills:

  • Excellent communicator and leader in the newsroom
  • Sharp news judgment
  • Excellent technical skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Must be able to work in a deadline-oriented environment and be able to react in high pressure situations
  • Must have at least two years on-air experience
  • Must also have and maintain a good driving record and valid driver's license

This is NOT an entry-level position – previous on-air experience presenting weather and news information is required.

When applying online, please upload a recent web link of your work. If you do not have a link, apply online then send a non-returnable DVD to: WSYX / WTTE, Attn: Assistant News Director, 1261 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215. No phone calls or e-mails, please.

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