Meteorologist Job Description Sample
The Meteorologist will analyze and interpret meteorological data and prepare weather reports and forecasts for presentation on Denali Media television stations and websites. Produce and gather daily content for a variety of platforms including the internet and social networking sites, in addition to television.
Essential Duties of the Meteorologist:
Responsible for developing weather forecasts and accompanying computer graphics, delivering on-air weathercasts, and live weather reports from the field.
Uses surface and upper air stations, satellites and radar, studies maps, photographs and charts to predict long and short range weather conditions, operates computer graphic equipment to produce weather reports in televised broadcasts and website presentations.
Communicates critical weather information, especially during severe weather, to producers and other critical staff members to ensure a consistent and accurate message to viewers.
Follows Denali Media guidelines to maintain an interactive presence on social media platforms.
Participates in story meetings.
Respond quickly to breaking news situations.
Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
Work with producer and team to create unique, fast-paced newscasts.
Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance newscasts and stories.
Write for the web and post daily on all digital platforms including social media and attaching images and streaming video.
Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
Deliver unscripted breaking news coverage and special event coverage to the community at large.
Collaborate with producers and management in the development of broadcast content such as newscasts, promotions, and teases.
Receive assignments and evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas.
Covers news in the field to generate, produce and deliver special reports.
Participate in community events and makes public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned.
Reports on weather-related and community events for on-air broadcasts and web stream.
Various shift work will be required and well as working on holidays.
Adherence to clothing and appearance guidelines.
Work in a cooperative fashion will all other newsroom personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of weather data interpretation and forecasting, including familiarity with computer hardware and software associated with such data retrieval and presentation.
Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems, newsroom software, general office computer software and basic non-linear editing systems
Ability to analyze weather patterns into current and forecast information
Ability to deliver weather information in a concise and understandable way
Excellent on-air camera skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Must have attention to detail
Excellent live reporting skills and strong camera presentation skills required.
Ability to turn stories on a tight deadline without missing slot.
Ability to use social media outlets for story promotion and public interaction.
Knowledge of station guidelines and code of ethics
Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines.
Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and outside clients
Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public.
Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines.
Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potential stressful workloads.
Excellent active listening skills with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff required.
Self directed and takes the initiative on issues affecting the organization.
Facilitate a positive team experience for team members.
Neat, clean, professional appearance when in the field.
Office & Field Position: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes. Strength, stamina and coordination sufficient to perform job duties.
Working Conditions: Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned to field duties on occasion. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.
Minimum two (2) or more years experience as a meteorologist required.
High School diploma or equivalent is required.
BA/BS in Meteorology, Climatology, or Atmospheric Science required or relevant degree. A combination of relevant education and experience sufficient to perform the duties may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
Certifications Required: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and can contribute toward education. Certified meteorologist (AMS/NWA) highly desired.
Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.
EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.
Preparation and delivery of television and digital weather casts for WHAS11
MAJOR JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyzes weather data and presents a forecast for WHAS11 weather segments
Makes weather forecasts - draws charts to be transferred into computer graphics form
Gathers weather data, evaluates, and interprets it from weather sources
Provides weather content to WHAS11.com and other digital platforms including forecasts, and blogs
Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology or related field; or experience as a Weather Anchor with Meteorological Society Seal of Approval
Knowledge of meteorology and ability to produce forecasts independent of the National Weather Service
Minimum 1-3 years experience in a mid to major television market
Must have experience in on-air broadcast delivery
Must have the ability to forecast weather from news wires, maps and information available
Ability to operate and program latest computerized weather graphics systems
Ability to appear on-air with cogent, clear, concise, interesting weather segments
Must be flexible and willing to work long and irregular hours
Must have on-air weather casting communication abilities/personality
Must be well versed in meteorology
Ability to interact productively and positively with fellow employees
Should be computer literate
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry's top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.
WMBF News, Raycom Media's television station in Myrtle Beach, SC is looking for a full-time meteorologist to join our First Alert Weather team.
Duties include forecasting and producing accurate and viewer-focused weathercasts and content for broadcast, digital platforms and all forms of social media, as well as being comfortable on air or live in the field. Our area sees its share of severe and nuisance weather, and the past several years have brought an abundance of tropical systems which have had far-reaching and long-term implications for people here.
We are a newsroom that is focused on and dedicated to local weather, and the right meteorologist to fill this role will have a penchant for relating to viewers, a focus on viewer impact and a desire to be active in the community.
Qualified applicants must have a meteorology or similar degree, previous on-air TV meteorology experience and some working knowledge of WSI. Please include a link to recent work, along with resume, when applying online (Raycom Media Careers). Drug screen and MVR check required.
No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V
KXXV-TV, the ABC affiliate serving Central Texas is on the hunt for an absolute expert in the field of atmospheric science. The First Alert Central Texas Team alerts us to weather dangers while helping us all plan the days & hours ahead.
We're looking for someone with the scientific background, technology skills, and personality to lead our morning digital and on-air weather storytelling. You'll be the primary met on weekend am digital and broadcast platforms, the primary substitute for weekday AM forecasts, and will appear live on-camera in the field for environmental and weather-related stories.
Writing, on-camera, creativity, and a sense of urgency are all required for this job. MMJ experience is a plus, but not required.
You should have a degree in Meteorology or related field and previous experience tracking and forecasting. Drug scren and MVR check required.
Qualified applicants, apply online (Raycom Media Careers) and attach your resume and link to your most recent work. Absolutely no phone calls. EOE-M/F/D/V
ENSCO, Inc.'s National Securities Solutions Division is seeking a team-oriented meteorologist to provide assistance on a variety of projects, requiring knowledge and skills in meteorological modeling, environmental fate modeling, scientific programming, and statistical data analysis. The successful candidate will use analytical problem-solving skills, report writing and technical presentation skills and will often work with a team of scientists on unique atmospheric transport problems. The candidate will work with software engineers to develop new modeling applications and to refine and improve model/application performance.
The successful candidate will have a sound background in meteorology and the physical/environmental sciences that will be applied to work in any or all of the following areas: meteorological modeling, atmospheric transport/dispersion modeling, atmospheric chemistry, hydrological modeling, hyperspectral modeling, and space weather modeling.
Qualifications Required (Skills)
Bachelors Degree in physical science (such as Meteorology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology) or equivalent.
3 or more years of relevant experience
Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model
Demonstrated experience performing data analysis tasks such as generating plots and summary tables with Excel
Familiarity with programming and data processing in a Unix/Linux computing environment
Excellent writing and verbal skills
Ability to work independently (with some supervisory direction)
Interpersonal skills to function within an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance for which you must be a U.S. Citizen. If you do not meet this requirement, you will not be selected.
Masters Degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science with concentration in meteorological modeling
Working knowledge of and demonstrated experience with an Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (AT&D) model such as HYSPLIT, SCIPUFF, or Aermod
Proficiency in a specific programming language such as Python, C, or Fortran
Proficiency with operating statistical packages such as R, SAS, or Matlab in a Linux/Unix environment
Ability to contribute to a variety of Research and Development projects with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on building tailored solutions to complex environmental fate modeling problems.
A current security clearance of SECRET level or greater is desirable.
General Education/Years of Experience BS or equiv; min 3 yrs relevant exp U.S. Citizenship Yes Security Clearance Level Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance Drug Screen Type None Export Control and Licensing None Background Check Type 7 year Division Description The National Security Solutions (NSS) Division provides security solutions for the United States government. NSS employees offer a multi-disciplinary approach to solve some of the most challenging technical problems in complex operational environments. Our areas of expertise are in sensor development and integration; chemical, biological and geophysical phenomenology; software applications and modeling; and operational applications of technology.
Key customers include the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community.
Strength in Diversity ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.
The meteorologist is responsible for preparing and delivering accurate weather reports for the newscasts.
Prepare and deliver daily weathercasts utilizing all available weather data and graphics computers
Prepare and deliver urgent weather updates interrupting regular programming as necessary
Prepare and deliver all weathercast materials over a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to: TV, Radio, Internet, Newspaper
Assist management in evaluations of potential new weather data gathering and presentation computers
Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas
Report live from event sites or mobile broadcast unit.
Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms.
Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.
Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research
Perform other duties as needed and assigned
Education & Experience/Certifications
Computer literacy required, including weather and newsroom computer systems.
Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
Knowledge of Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar editing equipment.
Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
Proficient at posting content to various websites.
Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
- Valid driver's license, driving record in compliance with station policy, and proof of insurability.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including "Pickler & Ben," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.
WLWT-TV has an opening for a high energy, highly skilledmeteorologist. We are looking for a communicator who has a passion for weatherand telling weather stories. Ideal candidate must be able to utilize the latestweather technology and information to create an accurate, compelling and easyto understand weathercast.
Weather data analysis andforecasting.
Working knowledge of radarinformation and the ability to interpret and analyze data.
Produce a wide variety ofweather graphics to help local viewers understand what is happening in theirlocal towns.
Report weather on air dailyand in the field during storm events.
Post weather updates tosocial media and digital platforms.
Attend communityappearances Ability to ad lib weather information during breaking news, andlong form weather cut-ins.
Stay up to date with thelatest technology and forecasting analysis techniques.
Attend daily editorialmeetings to update staff on the latest weather information and coveragestrategy.
Work well under pressure ina time sensitive environment Work as a team supporting all staff meteorologistsdaily, and especially during weather events.
Report from the field onweather stories and community events.
In-depth knowledge ofweather science and forecasting
Proven on-air experience inhandling breaking news and severe weather coverage
Dynamic on-air presencewith a conversational weather presentation
Knowledgeable about how tointerpret and translate high powered radar data
Excellent forecasting andon-air skills
Ability to tell acompelling weather story each day
Ability to use televisionweather systems
Ability to understandweather research and build weather strategies
Must be able to work allshifts, holidays and weekends, when needed.
Minimum Bachelor's Degreein Meteorology or related field CBM and/or AMS seal preferred
Military training andexperience will be considered.
- Previous on-air experiencerequired.
WSMV, a Meredith Corporation TV station is seeking a Meteorologist that develops and presents weathercasts which are consistent with the WSMV station mission and branding. In addition, this position implements weather research initiatives and develops weathercasts to attract the largest available audience.
You will also expand weather brand reach on digital platforms. The work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including on-air, website, app and social media.
Essential Job Functions
70% Prepares and anchors interesting and informative weathercasts with station brand and research in mind.
15% Develops and innovates new presentation tools for TV and digital platforms. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.
10% Makes public appearances on behalf of the station including, but not limited to, "Surviving The Storm".
5% Appears in station promotions.
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor's degree in Meteorology or equivalent training and/or experience.
Two year's experience as a weather anchor or meteorologist at a commercial television station.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
AMS or NWA seal prefered.
Proficiency with complex computer-driven weather production systems, preferably WSI and Barons.
Must be flexible and willing to work unexpected hours for severe weather.
Must possess excellent ad lib skills and be able to drive long-form severe weather coverage solo or in a team setting.
Must be willing to work in a team-oriented environment.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 10%
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team. EOE Visit us today at: http://www.meredith.com/viewjobopenings
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Cox Media Group – WFTV is in search of a weekend morning Meteorologist for station newscasts. The successful candidate should have completed the Certified Broadcast Meteorology program through the American Meteorological Society. On air, this position requires strong presentation and communication skills, which include the ability to execute extended coverage during severe weather situations. The successful candidate must be passionate about providing engaging content and maximizing new technology on all platforms. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience as a broadcast meteorologist. Bi-lingual preferred.
Deliver on-air forecasts for station newscasts.
Produce and prepare weather graphics and information.
Provide forecast information and engaging content to digital platforms.
Report for station newscasts.
Thorough understanding of social media and demonstrated ability to move audience between all platforms.
Desire to connect with local communities by meeting with local groups and representing at important events.• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism, Communications or Science preferred.
Completion of Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) program through the American Meteorology Society (AMS) is required.
A minimum of 5 years professional experience as a broadcast meteorologist is required.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism.
Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.
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