Full Time Job

Pm Meteorologist

WDKY

Lexington, KY 07-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WDKY in Lexington, Kentucky is looking for a full time PM Meteorologist. There is no more important service a local television station can provide its viewers than accurate, dependable weather information. We want a meteorological expert who can translate the science into easy-to-understand, life-connected content on all our platforms. We're creating a brand-new newsroom and want a meteorologist for our evening newscasts who connects with our viewers and values her/his teammates.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• 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 daily
• 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
• 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

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Meteorologist must be able to stand, sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work outdoors with various weather conditions and indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5zjz7-3-235-120-150-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WDKY

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.