Weekday Reporter/Weekend Morning Meteorologist

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Job ID:
1676
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Rogers, AR US
Station Name:
KHBS/KHOG-TV

Job Description

KHBS has an opening for a high-energy, highly-skilled weekday reporter/weekend morning meteorologist. We are looking for a reporter who has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video and do compelling live shots.  Our next reporter/meteorologist should be a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources and has excellent live reporting skills.  We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science, but can tell a relatable weather story. Our next meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, keep our viewers and employees safe, convey appropriate tone, summarize complicated information and stay cool under pressure. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather information
  • Summarize facts and clearly communicate content for broadcast
  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments
  • Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and sound
  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information and allow the reporter to break stories of significance
  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Get our viewers ready with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather forecasts
  • Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events
  • Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV, for our radio partners, and on our digital platforms
  • Will utilize all the technology and tools available to us, to tell an intriguing weather story
  • Will be deployed in the field during weather events

 

Required Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting
  • Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
  • Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
  • Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data
  • Proficient in using WSI graphics and technology
  • Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to tell a compelling weather story
  • Ability to use common television weather systems
  • Radar experience preferred
  • Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver's license, can drive large vehicles over long distances and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production 

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field or equivalent work experience 
  • CBM and/or AMS seal preferred

Required Experience

  • Previous on-air experience preferred.
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