CBS News is looking for an outstanding and engaging Chief Meteorologist to lead our multi-platform weather team across CBS News and Stations.
CBS is developing a state of the art, immersive, 3D weather presentation system. We seek a weather enthusiast, who's passionate about telling weather stories in ground-breaking ways. Someone who thrives in an innovative, trailblazing environment, with the confidence to take risks and break outside traditional weather presentation. This position is for someone who truly wants to be a pioneer. The technology and innovation that you will lead will transcend into other topical storytelling environments, touching all aspects of the content operation.
Top candidates must have superior forecasting and storytelling skills. Ability to produce easy to understand and informative visuals, maps, and graphics to communicate the weather story to audiences on air, online and on social media platforms. They will also have a wealth of experience covering live severe weather in a breaking news scenario. Live experience participating in and reporting on community-related events and/or subject-matter specialist engagements is critical. AMS Seal required and knowledge of WSI weather systems preferred. Must be able to bring together and collaborate with meteorologists and weather team members across CBS News and Stations to comprehensively cover the national weather story with local style and engagement.
To be considered you must provide examples of on-air presentation during severe weather (both in studio and in the field). Behind the scenes, it is essential that this position work closely with news management, newscast producers, program anchors and the digital team to execute News and Stations weather strategy.
- B.S. Degree in Meteorology or Earth Sciences
- At least 10 Years on air experience weather casting and weather producing
- Maintain a steadfast commitment to forecasting accuracy
- Proficient in weather graphics production
- AMS Seal required
- Ability to live field report and write packages
- Experience with severe weather coverage
- Hands-on WSI weather system knowledge and ability to employ all functions on multiple platforms
- Ability to write, shoot and edit video
- Awareness and a passion for the latest graphical tools to tell the story of weather, including AR/VR knowledge.
Hiring Salary Range: $600,000.00 - 600,000.00.
The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj40jw-3-239-9-151-42 in your application.