Full Time Job



Altoona, PA 08-18-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WTAJ has an opening for a full-time Meteorologist to join our award-winning weather team. WTAJ Meteorologists forecast weather conditions as well as produce and anchor weather reports for all platforms, doing so in a clear, engaging, and meaningful manner to news consumers.

We are looking for a talented individual who is as invested in the digital side of forecasting as they are broadcasting. The successful candidate will work closely with our news team and meteorologists. The right person wants to be an active and visible member of the community, excited to report from the field and be live whenever possible. Audiences look to a meteorologist who goes beyond informing of the highs and lows while delivering compelling and creative weather content across multiple platforms.

We're located in beautiful central Pennsylvania with great skiing, hiking, fishing, and many other engaging outdoor activities nearby; plus, major metropolitan areas are merely an easy drive away.

If this wonderful opportunity sounds like it describes what you're looking for and what you're capable of delivering to our community, then we invite you to apply today!

• Additional Job Description:
• 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 on a daily basis
• 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
• Two years' experience in weather reporting or anchoring preferred
• Superior on-air presence
• Experience with Baron Lynx software is a plus.
• 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
• Preference to candidates with experience shooting video and non-linear editing. Ability to write story from beginning to end. Knowledge of AP ENPS helpful.
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work any shift

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1x3vx-3-214-184-223-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.