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Meteorologist/Reporter

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Rogers, AR
Date:
06/28/2017
2017-06-282017-07-27
Job Code:
2047
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Meteorologist/Reporter Jobs in Rogers, AR

Meteorologist/Reporter

   
Job ID:
2047
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Rogers, AR US
Station Name:
KHBS/KHOG-TV

Job Description

KHBS has an opening for a high energy, highly skilled weekend meteorologist. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science, but can tell a relatable weather story. Our next meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, keep our viewers and employees safe, convey appropriate tone, summarize complicated information, and stay cool under pressure.  The weekend meteorologist will fill in for the weekday meteorologist and also report during the week. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Get our viewers ready with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather forecasts
  • Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events
  • Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV, for our radio partners, and on our digital platforms
  • Will utilize all the technology and tools available to us, to tell an intriguing weather story
  • Will be deployed in the field during weather events
  • Gather information
  • Summarize facts and clearly communicate content for broadcast
  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on weather and news, including day-of news and special assignment projects
  • Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and sound

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
  • Proficient in using WSI graphics and technology
  • 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
  • Ability to shoot and edit video

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 preferred
   

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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