Full Time Job

Weather Presenter


Jersey, United Kingdom 09-06-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Weather Presenter

ITV News, Channel



Your work matters to millions.

Shaping culture is in the DNA of ITV. So, it’s not surprising that you’ll find us in every home in the UK, our productions are famous all over the world and we’re at the forefront of the digital streaming revolution.

When you join us, you enter a fun working environment. With opportunities to learn, to grow and make a real difference. Small enough that your impact’s felt in the business, but big enough that your impact reaches millions of people.

Come develop your skills, change TV and the course of your career. Don’t just watch it. Be part of it. Join ITV.

Your impact sends ripples.

The team

Our News team delivers high quality and trustworthy television and online coverage that regularly attracts audiences in excess of 3.5 million viewers. It’s a fast moving environment with a huge variety of roles and challenges on offer. We operate in 11 main news production centres across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands. We also have a Political Unit based in the heart of Westminster. And finally, we produce a range of current affairs & factual programming out of ITV Wales, UTV and ITV Border.

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Weather Presenter to join our Channel Islands team in Jersey.

The role requires you to research, compile and deliver forecasts throughout the day for audiences across the Channel Islands, playing a pivotal role in our 6pm flagship new programme. You will be expected to present both in the studio and live on-location.

You will need to be a highly engaging presenter, capable of both communicating the latest information and offering a greater depth of understanding to the weather story, where necessary. You would also be comfortable chatting to other presenters in more relaxed moments on air, as well as fully immersing yourself in our other platforms and social media channels.

With so much interest in the weather, you may be asked to interview contributors and structure reports for other segments of the programme, so experience in this area could prove useful, as could the ability to film and edit. Topics could include anything from our changing climate to the great outdoors! You may even front longer form films or programmes.

We’re looking for someone who will help define the look and feel of our weather services online and on screen.

You’ll have a creative mind, with ideas for connecting with audiences and the capacity to learn from trying new things. Our production and planning meetings are all about fresh thinking but also working together, so you would need to be a team player. Technical skills are also essential.

On screen we employ a mixture of trained meteorologists and presenters who are supported by both Jersey Met and the UK Met Office. Applications are welcomed from people with either background.

Building and maintaining a positive working relationship with Jersey Met and the UK Met Office is a crucial part of the role.

Jersey is an incredible place to live and work - if you can demonstrate you have the personality and passion to become our main weather presenter, we’d love to hear from you.

Please apply with your CV, a cover letter and a link to your latest showreel.

Skills you’ll need(minimum criteria)

  • Proven experience of presenting engaging and consistently accurate weather forecasts and associated reports and features
  • Knowledge of meteorology and keen to keep with developments in the field
  • Proven experience of building weather bulletins for presentation
  • Experience of live and recorded presentation
  • Track record of delivering impactful, high-quality & engaging presentation on TV, Online and social media

Other things we’re looking for(key criteria)

  • Working under pressure to tight deadlines
  • An understanding of the News patch to where you are applying
  • IT literate (with some knowledge of weather visualisation software)
  • Willingness to work unsocial hours as required, including weekends

ITV is for everyone.

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people. As a Disability Confident Leader, if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we’ll guarantee to take you to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application and selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments. Drop us a line if you require anything

Find out more about applying with a disability.

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

Because those who make an impact deserve to be rewarded for it.

ITV offers some great rewards and benefits including

  • Flexible working options available
  • Generous holiday allowance, plus you can buy more
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Competitive pension contribution
  • Save as you earn - with an opportunity to buy ITV shares
  • Wellbeing and volunteering days plus a wide range of opportunities to help you live a balanced and healthy life

More about our benefits

Closing date: Sunday 24th September

Interview date: Week commencing 9th October

Please note that a screen test will be required as part of the interview process

Please note the notice period for this role is 3 months (this will include any new contracts/ secondments)

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8xveq-18-206-194-21-42 in your application.