Meteorologist – Weekday Morning

Website WKBN Nexstar Media Group - Youngstown

Posted on: March 27, 2024
Apply by: June 28, 2024

Job Description

WKBN/WYFX is looking for a meteorologist to join our market leading morning news 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 gaining experience with a fantastic weather challenge. You’ll be forecasting for our four-hour morning news and getting people ready for their day.

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.

The meteorologist will forecast for the weekday morning newscasts and multiple digital platforms, with a possibility of doing mid-day newscasts as well.

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.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation.
• Understand importance of social media.
• Proficiency with Baron or Weather Company (WSI) weather systems.
• Detail oriented.

Education/Experience:
• At least one year of on-air television experience in forecasting and presenting weather.
• Meteorology-related degree preferred.

Training/Equipment:
• 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 https://www.wytv.com/about-us/work-for-us/.

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