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Location: Austin, TX

Contact Name: Nexstar Media Group


Job Description

Category: News
Position/Title: Meteorologist

KXAN News is looking for a Meteorologist to join our First Warning Weather Team. Austin, DMA 37, is a highly-desired market that`s rapidly growing. KXAN's weather team is a market leader and needs a strong sixth member.

The Meteorologist forecasts weather conditions and produces and anchors weather reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/7/2022
Closing Date: 5/7/2022
City: Austin - 78701
State: Texas


•    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 five years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
•    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.

Additional Information:
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content, including 283,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s television assets also include NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property with over 120 million monthly unique users as of December 31, 2021. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit

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Job Req #: 16111