Details: Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 199 full power stations (including partner stations) in 116 markets. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices.
WKRG-TV Mobile, AL/Pensacola FL is looking for a full time Meteorologist / Multimedia Journalist. The successful candidate will generate and present accurate forecasts during regularly scheduled weekend shifts and participate in severe weather coverage in studio and live from the field as weather situations demand. This team member will do the same when filling in for colleagues on other weather shifts. The position is also assigned to generate news stories during shifts when not assigned to weather duties.
Produce and present weather forecasts for all platforms
Respond to severe weather events, breaking news, and other urgent newsroom situations as required
Work closely with the weather team members and news managers to execute comprehensive weather coverage
Ensure that all weather and news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
Serve as an ambassador for the station at station-sponsored and community events
Shoot/write/edit/deliver stories from the field (weather and/or news) in an accurate, clear, and concise manner
Interact with viewers and users on social media sites
Fill in for Traffic Anchor (traffic tracking capability is built into our weather hardware/software)
Perform other duties as assigned
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The Meteorologist must be able to stand, sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work outdoors with various weather conditions and indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds.