Nexstar Media Group – Youngstown
Apply by: December 22, 2023
WYTV is looking for a meteorologist to join our market leading weather team. We need a weather ace to cover lake-effect snow, spring thunderstorms and a broad range of conditions in Northeast Ohio. You also need to be passionate about pioneering new weather content on our digital platforms.
This is a full-time weather opportunity for a meteorologist from a smaller market to gain experience with a fantastic weather challenge. It also could be an opportunity for a recent graduate looking to learn from a team of experienced meteorologists. You’ll be forecasting the weekday evening news on our ABC affiliate.
We’re looking for someone with a meteorology-related degree, who believes in active weathercasting, generating your own forecast, tracking down to the street level and being first with breaking weather.
Our news team produces 11 hours of live news every weekday on 3 network affiliates: WKBN (CBS), WYTV (ABC) & WYFX (FOX) every weekday and 4 ½ hours each weekend day. We have 3 Baron Lynx workstations, 2 studios, 2 control rooms, and 2 sets of anchor teams.
You get to live in a community with an affordable cost of living plus great food, great people and one of the largest city parks in the country. If you like to get outdoors after work, check out Mill Creek Metroparks. Youngstown is also midway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. You can be at a Browns or Steelers game in an hour. We’re also neighbors to some of the best wineries in the Great Lakes region.
You must include a link to your work to be considered for this position.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
• Produce and report weather stories across all media platforms.
• Present live weather from the station as well as in the field.
• Write weather stories and update forecast information on station website.
• Develop innovative and creative ways of presenting the daily weather story.
• Create maps and graphics to illustrate weather conditions.
• Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation.
• Understand importance of social media.
• Proficiency with Baron or Weather Company (WSI) weather systems.
• Detail oriented.
At least one year of on-air television experience in forecasting and presenting weather.
Meteorology-related degree preferred.
Operate Baron Lynx, Weather Company/WSI, and/or ChyronHego computer systems. .
Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:
High stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel may be required. Position requires work on weekends and holidays. Work may be performed in extreme outdoor temperatures. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment.
NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
How to Apply
Apply online at http://www.wkbn.com/about-us/work-for-us.
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