Full Time Job

Weather Anchor / Meteorologist

Fox TV Stations

Austin, TX 09-12-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the US These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network's national content.


KTBC Fox 7 the Fox O&O in Austin, TX is seeking a full-time Weather Anchor/Meteorologist to join our news team. The successful candidate must use weather data from several sources to interpret and then verbally and visually present current weather conditions and forecasts in a clear, concise, credible and interesting manner in newscasts and during live and taped reports. This position will be an evening shift, forecasting the weather in-studio on various weekday and weekend newscasts.

FOX 7 is looking for someone who is also eager to get out of the studio and report stories in the field related to weather, climate and the environment. This is a regular schedule with the understanding that the news industry is a 24/7 business, and your schedule could change occasionally to accommodate breaking news, severe weather coverage, vacation relief or other staffing needs.

• Use station's weather equipment, radar and graphics effectively and creatively to produce and present weather information.
• Work effectively live in studio, on location or in taped settings.
• Be active on social media; engage viewers; promote stories in newscasts and on social media.
• Effectively communicate emergency weather information to the public in a clear, calm and concise manner.
• Remain familiar with current weather technology, equipment and industry changes.
• Work effectively with news management and newsroom personnel to develop content and production of newscasts.
• Work effectively with a team of studio personnel, including production techs, floor directors, and engineers.
• Act as ambassador for the station to foster public goodwill.
• Other duties as assigned.

A minimum of two years' experience working as a weather anchor in a medium or large market preferred. Bachelor's degree in meteorology, atmospheric science or related field preferred. Current or in process AMS Seal or NWS certification preferred. Severe weather forecasting experience a plus. Working knowledge of weather and newsroom computers. Ability to ad-lib effectively with news anchors. Good news judgment and knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices. Excellent people, writing and communication skills; must be a team player.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqeox9-44-200-101-84-42 in your application.