Full Time Job

Weekend / Digital Meteorologist / MSJ

CBS Television Stations

West Sacramento, CA 02-17-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
CBS Sacramento is seeking a full-time MSJ weekend evening/ digital meteorologist to join our expanding team. This candidate must have a passion for weather and climate with the ability to create compelling content told through the CBS13 Getting Answers and First Alert Weather brands.
Our ideal candidate should have a proven and demonstrated ability to comfortably, confidently & conversationally, communicate with interviewees and viewers across all platforms (linear and digital).

Responsibilities will include weekend weather coverage (nightside) along with producing news and weather content across all digital platforms, including the 24/7 CBS Stream during the week. This position will also play an integral role during impactful weather events and may be assigned to tag team coverage in studio or in the field. Occasional MSJ reporting in the field will be required on an ''as-needed'' basis as determined by the News Director.

This candidate will be responsible for keeping a strong weather presence on all digital platforms by creating and promoting engaging content. This position requires strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and organize multiple priorities.
Our ideal candidate must have a flexible schedule and be willing to fill-in if other meteorologists are sick or on vacation. This candidate will work directly under the News Director, Assistant News Director, and the Chief Meteorologist.

Basic Qualifications:
• Knowledge of basic meteorology and ability to create a weather forecast
• Strong social media and computer skills
• Demonstrated on-camera skills
• Shows strong enthusiasm and passion for weather and climate related stories
• Candidate must be able to report scripted and unscripted news & weather in both live and pre-recorded formats
• Candidate must be able to guide viewers smoothly through breaking news and weather situations with a calm demeanor
• Ability to understand and effectively execute the First Alert weather brand and franchises
• Ability to work rapidly, accurately and meet strict deadlines.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
• Ability to gather news content and basic camera and editing skills

Additional Qualifications:
• Prior experience forecasting and presenting weather on-air.
• Prior knowledge of WSI MAX preferred but working knowledge of TV weather graphics required.
• Prior on-air reporting experience as a multimedia journalist preferred.
• Experience reporting in the field with both live trucks and backpack streaming video preferred.
• Strong writing skills and understanding of television news and entertainment reporting techniques are essential.
• Degree in atmospheric science or meteorology degree (or in process of earning one) required
• AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) or National Weather Association (NWA) preferred.


Hiring Salary Range: $70,000.00 - 80,000.00.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, 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-d5o3je-34-239-173-144-42 in your application.