Weekend Meteorologist

Posted: 06/14/2020

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

KTAB News, in Abilene, Texas, is looking for a Weekend Meteorologist. We get all kinds of weather so we need a meteorologist ready to embrace all four seasons. If you are ready to get tons of experience, this is the job for you!

  • 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.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!