Full Time Job

Multimedia Journalist / Weekend Weather Forecaster


Medford, OR 09-11-2023
Apply Now
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

KOBI-TV NBC5 in the beautiful Rogue Valley is seeking a Multimedia Journalist / Weekend Weather Forecaster to join our NBC5 News Team. The ideal candidate loves breaking news and weather, constantly improves newscasts, and is flexible right up to and through the newscast. Writing and storytelling must be a passion, as well as creating an artful newscast with high pace and volume. Proficiency with a newsroom computer system and knowledge of social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, are requirements.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing story ideas and story leads
      • Researching and writing original reports for broadcast and social media
        • Gathering meteorological information from weather services and satellite feeds
          • Presenting informative and dynamic weathercasts during newscasts
            • Preparing computer-generated weather reports using a weather graphics system
              • Radio weather reporting
                • Present live shots
                  • Developing content for social media platforms
                    • Producing news stories on a hard deadline

                    To qualify for this position, you must have:

                    • College degree and/or equivalent meteorology and/or reporting experience
                        • On-air experience
                          • Knowledge of news gathering and production
                            • Ability to professionally report news on-air
                              • Strong writing, reporting, and organizational skills
                                • Ability to work professionally in high-pressure situations and without supervision

                                ***Applications must include a link to your newsreel***

                                KOBI-TV NBC5/KOTI-TV NBC2 is licensed by the FCC; therefore, we must follow federal guidelines. Since marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, if offered a position, a candidate would be required to pass a 10-panel drug screen, which does include marijuana. A 3-year driving record check, and a 7-year criminal background check are also pre-employment requirements, for a candidate offered the position. We also require all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to include up to date booster. A valid driver’s license is also required.

                                This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week. Our benefits package includes: Medical, dental, vision, 401K retirement plan, health care spending account, life insurance, paid sick leave, paid vacations, paid holidays, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

                                Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3wk3q-44-192-254-173-42 in your application.

                                Salary Details
                                Salary Range: $18.00 to $28.00 Per Hour ($ USD)
                                Application Instructions

                                If you meet the qualifications above, send your Cover Letter and Resume via one of the options below. You will be sent an application to complete. You are not considered an “applicant” until an application is returned to us. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

                                Email - please include the following in your email message:

                                o The Job Title in the Subject Line

                                o Resume and Cover Letter in Word or PDF format only


                                Mail to the physical address below:

                                KOBI-TV NBC5

                                Kris Gushwa Director of HR

                                125 South Fir Street

                                Medford, OR 97501

                                Hiring Process:
                                1. Submit a Resume
                                2. Complete a Zoom interview (may be waived if local)
                                3. Submit an Employment Application (we will email it to you)
                                4. Complete an in-person interview
                                5. Reference Checks
                                6. Conditional Offer Pending Background Check, DMV Record Check, and Drug Screen Results (Including marijuana)

                                We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

                                Company Profile
                                KOBI-TV NBC5

                                KOBI-TV NBC5/KOTI-TV NBC2, owned by California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc., is the longest continuously independent broadcast group in the West, and one of the two oldest in the country. The founder of our company, Bill Smullin, often said “most people work 50 weeks a year in order to spend two weeks’ vacation in the beauty of Northern California and Oregon – the area we are fortunate enough to live, work, and play in every day.”

                                It is the mission of COBi to provide an environment that encourages our staff to enthusiastically join with our viewers and clients in the fun of creativity, service, and work that serves all individuals with quality broadcast.

                                COBi is continually looking for individuals who embrace our culture and possess skills that will complement our company.