Full Time Job



Winter Park, FL 04-28-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WESH 2/CW18 has an opening for a high energy, highly skilled weekend meteorologist to join our First Warning Weather Team. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science but can tell a relatable weather story. The successful candidate must have a passion for severe weather and the ability to sustain superior continuous coverage for long periods of time on all platforms. We want a team player who can help with every aspect of meteorology, from forecasting, to preparing graphics, to reporting in the field. The ideal candidate embraces new technology and is willing to explore new ways to present the weather story. Our next meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, convey appropriate tone, summarize complicated information and stay cool under pressure. This candidate should also believe in all aspects of community involvement including, but not limited to, speaking at schools and other community functions.

Job Responsibilities:
• Give viewers and users the First Warning Weather with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather forecasts
• Provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events
• Be able to simultaneously provide content on TV, for our radio partners, and on our digital platforms
• Utilize all the technology and tools available to us, to tell an intriguing weather story
• Will be deployed in the field during weather events
• Summarize facts and clearly communicate content for broadcast and digital that connect with viewers and users
• Participate in promotional activities including public appearances
• Always convey a positive brand image for the station in the community and on all platforms
• Perform special projects and other duties as assigned
• Write web and social stories about the weather
• Interact with viewers and users on social media sites
• Flexibility to work any shift
• In-person attendance is required

Qualifications Requirements:
• In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting
• Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
• Dynamic, polished and authoritative on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
• Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high-powered radar data
• Proficient in using WSI and Baron graphics and technology
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
• Ability to tell a compelling weather story
• Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other related topics

• Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology or related field
• CBM and/or AMS seal preferred
• Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmjq73-3-231-217-107-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.