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Meteorologist

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Kansas City, MO
Date:
06/26/2017
2017-06-262017-07-25
Job Code:
1895
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Meteorologist

   
Job ID:
1895
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Kansas City, MO US
Station Name:
KMBC/KCWE-TV

Job Description

KMBC-TV has an opening for a high energy, highly skilled meteorologist. We are looking for a skilled communicator who has a passion for weather and telling weather stories.   Ideal candidate must be able to utilize the latest weather technology and information to create an accurate, compelling and easy to understand weathercast.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Weather data analysis and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of radar information and the ability to interpret and analyze data
  • Produce a wide variety of weather graphics
  • Report weather on air and in the field
  • Attend community appearances
  • Ability to ad lib weather information during breaking news, long form weather cut-ins
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology and forecasting analysis techniques
  • Work as part of a team
  • Attend daily editorial meetings
  • Communicate up to date weather information to news personnel
  • Work well under pressure in a time sensitive environment

Required Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting
  • Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
  • Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
  • Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data
  • Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to tell a compelling weather story
  • Ability to use common television weather systems
  • Radar experience preferred
  • Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics. 
  • Must be able to work all shifts, holidays and weekends included

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field or equivalent work experience 
  • CBM and/or AMS seal preferred

Required Experience

  • Previous on-air experience required.
   

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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