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Morning Meteorologist

Nexstar

Panama City, FL 04-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The best two years of your life is right here in front of your eyes, IF you have the foresight to apply.

WMBB-TV has an opening for a MORNING METEOROLOGIST. We are the Nexstar-owned ABC affiliate for the Florida Panhandle, a great news market that provides opportunities to cover a large variety of stories. We are an aggressive new operation that owns breaking news and we are not afraid to tackle the controversial stories. We've won more awards over the last 4-years than any other local media outlet and we're not stopping anytime soon. We're looking for someone who wants to work hard, grow as a journalist, all while having a lot of fun. Our news staff members work together as a team, without newsroom drama. If it sounds too good to be true, it gets better. You get paid to live in a beautiful beach community where hundreds of thousands of people pay to vacation each year. No more shoveling snow. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the job requirements and qualifications, then apply. Hope to hear from you soon.
• Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms.
• Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
• Writes and delivers weather 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 newsrooms situations as required.
• Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
• Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
• Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Fluency in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
• Minimum five years' experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
• Superior on-air presence.
• Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
• 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk0nyp-44-200-86-95-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Nexstar

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.