Full Time Job

Chief Meteorologist


Wilkes Barre, PA 07-25-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WOLF/WQMY/WSWB in Wilkes Barre, PA is looking for a full-time Chief Meteorologist. You will be responsible for the content of the on-air-forecast and on multiple digital platforms. As Chief Meteorologist, you will be responsible for the content of the weather cast on-air and on our digital platforms. You will issue warnings and alerts, produce graphics and maps, and report live during weather events. You must be able to utilize social media during severe weather, as well as write weather stories. You will be expected to produce content on a variety of platforms including, Internet, social networking sites, and mobile phones, in addition to television. You must have excellent time management skills. The ideal candidate will have proven skills in social media.

Job Responsibilities:
• Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms
• Issue warnings and alerts
• Produce graphics and maps
• Report live during weather events
• Forecast, produce, and present clear and concise forecasts that connect with viewers
• Developing content and graphics for on-air, web, and extensive social media
• Make public appearances on behalf of the station
• Working with producers to determine relevant weather content in breaking and everyday situations on-air and digital platforms

Required Skills and Experience:
• Previous on-air experience presenting weather and news information is preferred
• Extensive digital savvy, excellent writing skills
• Previous WSI/The Weather Company experience preferred
• Thorough knowledge of how to maximize the weather system to create distinctive graphics presentations
• High energy and engaging personality
• Willingness to come in off duty when severe weather threatens our area
• Team player. Someone who understands it's about the team, not one individual
• Proven track record of covering severe weather on-air and on digital
• Proof of strong social media engagement
• Meteorology degree required
• Proven ability to effectively report live in the field
• Willingness and ability to work any shift assigned

While applying online, please include a link to your online demo reel.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d52on3-34-236-192-4-42 in your application.