Full Time Job

Meteorologist / Reporter


Colorado Springs, CO 02-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

560 Wooten Rd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80915

FOX21 News seeks a Full-Time Weekend Morning Meteorologist Reporter for our 2-hour morning show. This position will also report during the week for our 6:30 pm 9 pm and 10 pm newscasts or fill in for the weather department as needed. We are looking for someone that possesses the skills to deliver a dynamic weathercast in a very conversational style. At least 2-3 years on-air as a meteorologist is required, knowledge of WSI Trueview Technology is a plus and an AMS and or NWA seal is preferred. A college degree in Meteorology or a related major is also preferred. The Weekend Morning Meteorologist Reporter will report, shoot, write and edit weather/news reports across multiple platforms.


Annual Salary: $40,000.00 - and up, commensurate with experience

• A career path to grow your professional experiences
• Full medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as certain other health and wellness benefits
• Retirement savings plan with company match
• Other key company benefits include disability accident insurance, hospital indemnity, critical illness, life insurance, AD&D, ID protection, pet discount program, and employee assistance program. More details about timing and conditions of benefits eligibility and other plan terms and conditions will be provided upon hire.
• Produce and present weather/news reports for all platforms.
• Ensures that all-weather/news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
• Writes and delivers weather/news stories in a clear and concise manner.
• Assists in writing, copy editing, researching, and coordinating weather programming and other content.
• Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
• Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
• Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
• Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
• The MMVJ part of the job includes reporting three days a week.
• Ability to shoot pictures and edit stories from beginning to end.
• The winning candidate will be posted on the web and social media.

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Entry-level to 2 years' experience in weather presentation and reporting preferred.
• Must be able to shoot video and perform non-linear editing. Ability to write astory from beginning to end. Knowledge of ENPS is helpful.
• Proficiency with Barron's Radar is helpful.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Strong understanding of the field of Meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
• Flexibility to work any shift.
Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.