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Meteorologist - Spectrum News Austin

Date posted 12/04/2018 Requisition Number: 224336BR Location: United States - Texas - Austin Zip Code: 78701 Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Full Time
Spectrum News Austin serves Central Texas and provides 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week.

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering news that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

THE ENVIRONMENT
Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

JOIN OUR JOURNEY IF…
You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.


SUMMARY
Anchors and forecasts daily weather segments. Presents current and upcoming weather using radar maps and other visual aids.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares and delivers 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 problems

Gathers and accurately interprets meteorological information

Operates and utilizes multiple computer graphics systems to present weather information

Produces weather products for partner newspapers and radio stations

Makes public appearances on behalf of station acting as an ambassador for the company

Coordinates with news department when weather conditions produce news coverage scenarios

Adeptly covers live severe weather coverage under extremely dynamic high pressure situations

Must attain and maintain professional appearance determined by department head

Perform other duties as assigned


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Knowledge of synoptic meteorology, tropical, and radar meteorology
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
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English
Attention to detail
Must be able 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 high-stress situations
Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems required. Working knowledge of: general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems a plus
Must have exceptional on-camera skills
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes

Education
Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences preferred
National Weather Association (NWA) and/or the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal preferred but not required

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Experience forecasting and presenting weathercasts 2+


WORKING CONDITIONS
Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned to field duties on occasion
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
Communicates in person, by phone and by email
Must be able 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

OUR CULTURE
Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Our commitment is to create relevant, timely content essential in the day to day lives of the people who live in the communities we serve. Additionally, our breadth allows us to share relevant content across our nation-wide networks, increasing our opportunity to share timely stories. We truly believe in continually redefining and re-establishing how we engage with our viewers and their local communities. Each Spectrum Networks’ employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude!



The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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