Full Time Job

Meteorologist / MMJ


Anchorage, AK 09-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

About KTUU:

For 40 years, Channel 2 has been Alaska's most watched news source. The station has built a reputation of excellence, producing more than 22-hours of news, weather and sports content each week on television. Online, KTUU.com has become a digital news leader, and Channel 2's mobile News, Weather and live streaming applications are on the leading edge of mobile journalism in Alaska. Our strong reach and brand loyalty are augmented by added distribution to the state's capital and more than 244 rural communities throughout Alaska. And, we have recently moved into a state-of-the-art media facility in Anchorage, built to deliver Alaska's finest HD broadcasts and serve as a springboard into a dynamic future.

KTUU - Anchorage, AK - What it's like to work for KTUU
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Job Summary/Description:

Alaska's News Source is an award-winning, dominant number one station looking for a knowledgeable forecaster, compelling storyteller and team player for this critical Weekend Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) role. The ideal candidate will have a comfortable on-air appearance and be able to break down complex weather situations into easy-to-understand broadcast and online weathercasts as well providing written stories and multimedia weather content for digital platforms. The Weekend Meteorologist also serves as an MMJ covering weather and science stories as well as general news stories, as needed, Wednesday through Friday.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
* Analyze weather data and prepare detailed and engaging weather forecasts
* Generate creative and engaging, content-driven live shots
* Familiarity with WSI weather system and software is a plus
* Ability to drive long-form severe weather/event coverage solo or in a team setting both in the studio and in the field
* Ability to multi-task, handle breaking news and breaking weather and adapt to rapidly
changing events
* Cover other meteorologists' and MMJ shifts as assigned, as well as flexibility to cover shifts during severe weather or other breaking news events
* Post daily stories to our digital platforms and social media, including online weather discussions to explain complex weather phenomena in an easy to understand format
* Be actively involved on station's social media platforms and responsive to viewer inquiries
* Represent Alaska's News Source at community and station-sponsored events, including school presentations and station tours
* Work closely with the Chief Meteorologist, news management and newscast producers
* As a multi-media journalist, you are responsible for shooting, writing and editing stories for newscasts and digital platforms

• Bachelor's degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or a related field
• 1+ years experience in broadcast and multimedia news content generation
• 1+ years on-air broadcast reporting/anchoring experience
• Ability to write for broadcast news and digital platforms
• Ability to shoot and edit video
• Understanding of principal journalistic ethics
• Ability to carry and utilize broadcast camera equipment in the field (25 lbs.)
• Valid driver's license and good driving record

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rboekk-34-239-160-86-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.