Multimedia Journalist -Meteorologist
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: October 11, 2020
The Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)-Meteorologist role is responsible
for researching, enterprising, developing, writing, shooting,
editing, producing and delivering live presentation of local,
compelling, creative and original news stories on deadline while
capturing quality visual content. Contributes to special features
and stories. Creates impactful and compelling content for the
viewers in our local communities. Participates in coordinating
coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials. Anchors and
forecasts daily weather segments. Presents current and upcoming
weather using radar maps and other visual aids.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and
enhance the customer experience.
Prepare and deliver daily weather segments with evaluation based on
poise; voice quality which is authoritative, credible, and
conversational; ad-lib capability, and ability to handle on-air
Gather and accurately interpret meteorological information.
Operate and utilize multiple computer graphics systems to present
Produce weather products for partner newspapers and radio
Makes public appearances on behalf of station acting as an
ambassador for the company.
Coordinate with news department when weather conditions produce
news coverage scenarios.
Adeptly cover live severe weather coverage under extremely dynamic
high pressure situations.
Engage viewers with updated forecast on digital platform.
Experienced and adept with the latest knowledge needed in
operating, interpreting and explaining data from live radar.
Research, pitch, enterprise, write, capture quality visual content,
edit news stories and produce creative, original and compelling own
stories for multiple platforms.
Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles/perspectives
and enterprise pieces for the stories of the day and responsible
for development of news stories from conception to completion.
Organize material, determine angle or emphasis and write stories
Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story
Must attain and maintain professional appearance determined by
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Knowledge of synoptic meteorology, tropical, and radar
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate
within Spectrum Networks
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact
with all personnel within the organization
Strong story development skills and ability to edit stories as
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive
approach to problem solving
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal
communication skills in English
Attention to detail
Ability to work rapidly and accurately
Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize
and manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking weather news and
Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems
Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom
software and basic non-linear editing systems
Exceptional on-camera skills
Ability to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location
while obeying all traffic laws
Valid driver s license for authorized driving in the State of
Bachelor s degree in Meteorology*
National Weather Association (NWA) and/or the AMS Certified
Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal preferred
Related Work Experience
Number of Years
Experience forecasting and presenting weathercasts 2+
Television News Reporting experience 3
Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferred
Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year,
however will be assigned to field duties as
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
Communicates in person, by phone and by email
Ability to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able
to work different shifts or longer shifts due to
"breaking news" and severe weather emergencies. Willing and able to
work weekends and holidays
Materials and equipment used: various studio, weather forecasting
and newsgathering television equipment,
computers and computer-related equipment
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds
Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability Associated topics:
communication, communication specialist, content, copywriter,
correspondent, headline, news, newspaper, reporter, writing
Keywords: Spectrum, Cedar Park , Multimedia Journalist -Meteorologist, Advertising , Cedar Park, Texas
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