Full Time Job

Meteorologist

Walt Disney Company Media Networks

Durham, NC 03-15-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
ABC11/WTVD, the ABC Owned Television station in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, North Carolina, is seeking a Meteorologist who is a team player with high integrity and a proven track record of forecasting, tracking storms and visual storytelling. The ideal candidate will be creative while providing lifesaving information, context and perspective.

We want a self-starter and storyteller who can work effectively with our First Alert Weather team to create compelling weather and climate content on all platforms. The meteorologist must be a dynamic communicator and strong leader with the ability to authentically engage and connect with a diverse audience. The person will have the ability to move the audience between linear and digital platforms. The meteorologist will participate in the editorial decision-making process as it relates to weather content and coverage and will be expected to develop community relationships to expand the connections between the station and the community.

Responsibilities:
• Exceptional knowledge of the weather and ability to forecast, create on-air graphics, and present weather segments multiple times daily across linear, digital and social platforms
Superior on-camera presentation
• Ability to research, write and report climate related stories for linear, digital and social platforms
Possess solid judgment and ethical decision-making skills
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to the community, which includes representing the station and participating at various community events
• Inspires with humility and inclusive behaviors
• Subject matter expertise in telling high impact stories in breaking weather coverage, and ability to demonstrate this from the studio and in the field
• Active in using social media for promotion and news gathering
• Willingness to lead and mentor
• Strong team player who interacts in a positive and productive way with other employees
• Must have strong work ethic with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least three years' experience
• Experience with the Weather Company MAX graphics software
• Experience with the EEC Doppler Radar software

Required Education
• A college degree in meteorology or similar study
• AMS Certification preferred

This position is with WTVD Television, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Media Networks.
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Walt Disney Company Media Networks

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.