Full TimeBuffalo, New YorkPosted 09/15/2023Business unit: Spectrum NetworksAreas of interest: NewsRequisition Number: 2023-14685-3NMT320
JOB 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
Engage viewers with updated forecast on digital platform
Experienced and adept with the latest knowledge needed in operating, interpreting and explaining data from live radar
Longform live severe weather coverage
Must attain and maintain professional appearance determined by department head
Perform other duties as assigned
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 in Meteorology or similar field of education; or equivalent experience 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
NMT320 2023-14685 2023
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The pay for this position has a salary range of $42,800.00 to $106,000.00. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses.
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