Full Time Job

Weekend Meteorologist

Nexstar

Waco, TX 04-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Are you ready to join a weather department that has been rated the most accurate forecast in Texas three years in a row? Do you want to live in one of the most dynamic weather markets in the country? Are you ready to contribute to your community as well as to the success of the TV station? FOX44/KWKT TV in Waco/Temple/Killeen, TX, is looking for a talented Meteorologist who is ready to take on these challenges and more. Top notch forecasting and radar skills must be matched by great communication skills, a learning attitude, and a positive style of leadership. Our new Meteorologist will be mentored by a Chief Meteorologist with an AMS seal. The new Meteorologist will also need to be enthusiastic about competing in the digital space, and the spaces that haven't even been invented yet! BS in Meteorology or equivalent required. If you are looking for a place to make a difference, and you have the experience, the enthusiasm, and the human touch in your on-air presentation, we want to hear from you.

Summary:
• Anchors weathercasts and severe weather coverage weekend evenings, helps the Chief Meteorologist during severe weather coverage, fills in during the week.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
• Forecasts and prepares weather products across all platforms
• Anchors weekend weathercasts on KWKT/FOX44
• Supports Chief Meteorologist during severe weather coverage and produces special content as required for severe weather
• Actively uses social media and other platforms to inform and engage viewers and grow audience
• Plays an active and visible role in the community
• Reports three days during the week.
• Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

Requirements & Skills:
• Rock solid forecasting skill and love of learning about meteorology
• Dynamic, personable, genuine on air performance skills
• Knowledge and grasp of the fast-changing world of social media and delivering weather content across multiple platforms
• Excellent people skills to ensure smooth and productive working relationships both internally and externally

Education/Experience:
• BS in Meteorology or equivalent required. NWA and/or AMS/CBM Seal required; both preferred.
• Minimum of three years of professional broadcast meteorology experience required.
• Familiarity with Baron broadcast meteorology systems a plus. Willingness to learn and gain expertise a must.
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
• Flexibility to work any shift.
• This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
• Pre-employment background check required.

Please send resume, references, salary requirements, and DVDs or links to: Dean L. Wetherbee, News Director, KWKT-TV, 8803 Woodway Dr., Woodway, TX, 76712, dwetherbee@kwkt.com,. Apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers/. No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4yje7-3-238-173-209-42 in your application.

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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.