Meteorologist

Posted on: 3:00 pm, May 24, 2013, by , updated on: 04:46pm, March 20, 2014

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The primary responsibilities of the full-time news meteorologist are to produce and present weather information on the station’s newscasts, local programs or special reports.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

1.Minimum three to five years on-air weather anchoring/reporting experience.

2.Meteorological or other like sciences degree.

3.Must be able to work under extreme pressure, stress and deadlines.

4.Must be able to work holidays, weekends and unusual shifts.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

1.Anchor weather segments on regularly scheduled newscasts.

2.Responsible for the airing of severe weather statements, cut-ins, crawls and specials.

3.Maintains contact with the national weather service, area meteorologists and weather observers around the viewing area.

4.Compiles forecasts and other weather data for air using the NOAA weather wire, the weather computer system, other wires and information sources.

5.Arranges and composes maps and illustrations using the weather graphics computer or other similar device.

6.Makes regular public appearances, including school visits and station promotions.

7.Reporting for newscasts as needed.

8.Monitors severe weather overnight and weekends as needed.

9.Communications through social media and daily blogs.

10.Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, special projects, technological developments, etc.

Email resume to jobs@kfor.com.

You may also mail resume and non-returnable DVD to:

KFOR-Tv, 444 East Britton Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73114 
No phone calls please.

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