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Weekday Reporter/Weekend Morning Meteorologist

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Rogers, AR
Date:
01/18/2017
Job Code:
1676
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Broadcasting | Weekday Reporter/Weekend Morning Meteorologist - Rogers, AR - Hearst Television

Weekday Reporter/Weekend Morning Meteorologist

   
Job ID:
1676
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 weekday reporter/weekend morning meteorologist. We are looking for a reporter who has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video and do compelling live shots.  Our next reporter/meteorologist should be a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources and has excellent live reporting skills.  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. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather information
  • Summarize facts and clearly communicate content for broadcast
  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments
  • Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and sound
  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information and allow the reporter to break stories of significance
  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • 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

 

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
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver's license, can drive large vehicles over long distances and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production 

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 is an EOE Employer with respect to females, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at HTV.careers@hearst.com.

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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