Meteorologist

Location: US-WA-Seattle Job Number 1715579 Brand KIRO-TV

Description

The Meteorologist must follow the KIRO weather format and action plans as developed by the News Director, Executive Producers and Chief Meteorologist. The ability not only to forecast in a difficult weather market, but also the ability to communicate that forecast in a way the viewers will understand, is a must. The Meteorologist must be proficient in social media and digital communication to be successful in today’s environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Follow the KIRO weather format and action plans as developed by the News Director, Executive Producers and Chief Meteorologist
  • Forecast in a difficult weather market in a way the viewers will understand
  • Create graphics for TV and Digital
  • Use social media and digital to reach viewers

Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Must be proficient at updating the web with blogs, graphics and videos as well as using social media
  • This person will have a proven track record developing a working rapport with a diverse group of company leadership.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills are required. 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, Science preferred
  • Minimum of three years television weathercaster experience required, preferably in at least a medium market
  • AMS Seal and/or CBM preferred  
REASONING ABILITY:
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple projects at once and effective communication skills are essential
  • Attention to detail and strong organization skills to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people in a fast paced environment with frequent deadlines

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-WA-Seattle-2807 3rd Ave

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Weekend

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing