Nexstar Media Group

  • Weekend Meteorologist and Social Media Reporter

    Requisition ID
    2018-3087
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-SC-Mount Pleasant
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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 www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    WCBD-TV, the NBC affiliate in beautiful Charleston, SC, is looking for its next Weekend Meteorologist and Social Media Reporter. Applicants should have a degree or certification in meteorology.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about weather with a great personality who delivers dynamic, compelling weathercasts, and shines during severe and tropical weather coverage.  The successful candidate will also present afternoon traffic three days per week, and file regular written and video reports on our web and social media sites.  Experience with WSI Max Storm is a plus.

    Candidate needs:  Minimum of 2 years’ experience preparing and presenting weathercasts for a commercial broadcast television station; degree or certification in meteorology; professional, engaging on-air presence; ability to operate weather systems, specifically WSI, to discern data and develop accurate forecasts, including creation of new and unique graphic presentations; significant experience with digital and mobile forecasting; and consistent engagement with viewers through social media platforms. Some experience with traffic reporting systems preferred.  Include talent reel with application. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans. Pre-employment background check required. Valid driver's license required.  All candidates must apply online at nexstar.tv to be considered.  No phone calls, please.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Produce and present weather/news reports for all platforms.
    • Ensures that all weather/news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Writes and delivers weather / news 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 newsroom situations as required.
    • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
    • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
    • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
    • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
    • The MMVJ part of the job includes reporting three days a week.
    • Ability to shoot pictures and edit stories from beginning to end.
    • Winning candidate will be posting on the web and social media.

     

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
    • Entry level to 2 years’ experience in weather presentation and reporting preferred.
    • Must be able to shoot video and perform non-linear editing. Ability to write story from beginning to end.  Knowledge of ENPS helpful.
    • Proficiency with Barron’s Radar is helpful.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • 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:

     

    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 I 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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