Weekend Meteorologist/Weekday ReporterKGBT-TV
Location: Harlingen/Weslaco/Brownsville/McAllen, TX
Contact Name: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Position/Title: Weekend Meteorologist / Weekday Reporter
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KGBT TV, in the Rio Grande Valley, is looking for a Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter. You will present the weather forecast for the weekend news and report 3 days a week.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 7/11/2017
Closing Date: 8/11/2017
As a meteorologist, you will be responsible for the content of the weather cast on-air and on our digital platforms. You will issue warnings and alerts, produce graphics and maps, and report live during weather events. You must be able to utilize social media during severe weather, as well as write weather stories. Duties include forecasting, producing and presenting clear and concise weather casts- which tell a story and connect with viewers, developing content and graphics for on-air, web and social media, making public appearances on behalf of the station, working with producers to determine relevant weather content in breaking and everyday situations, doing live shots and reporting from community events and in breaking weather events. Available 24/7 for breaking weather coverage. Fill in on other newscasts as needed.
As a reporter, you will need the skills to tell memorable stories. We value visual and compelling storytelling. Your responsibilities will include developing and pitching local or localized story ideas, networking and developing contacts around the community and reporting 3 days a week. We're looking for someone with sharp news judgment, strong writing and excellent storytelling skills, and the ability to work well with others. Ability to demonstrate experience with active and visual live shots is required. You will be expected to produce content on a variety of platforms including, internet, social networking sites, and mobile phones, in addition to television. You must have excellent time management and organizing skills.
Knowledge and passion for weather, weather information and terminologies.
Previous television weather experience necessary
Shoot, write and edit stories for newscasts
Experience developing news contacts and news story development for 3-day a week reporting
Knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,
Knowledge of WSI weather system a plus
This is not an entry-level position – previous on-air experience presenting weather and news information is required.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/