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Chief Meteorologist


Location: San Angelo, TX

Contact Name: Nexstar Media Group


Job Description

Category: News
Position/Title: Chief Meteorologist

Details: Company Overview

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/27/2018
Closing Date: 1/27/2019
State: Texas


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms
    Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
    Writes and delivers weather stories in a clear and concise manner
    Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content
    Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required
    Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage
    Participates in promotional activities including public appearances
    Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
    Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis
    Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites


Requirements & Skills:
   Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
   Fluency in English
   Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
   Minimum two years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring
   Superior on-air presence
   Experience guiding, directing and motivating others
   Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
   Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
   Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
   Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution
   Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting
   Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
   Flexibility to work any shift

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The Meteorologist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Meteorologist must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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