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Meteorologist

Hearst Communications, Inc.

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Jackson, MS
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Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

16WAPT, the Hearst owned ABC Affiliate in Jackson, MS has an opening for a high energy, highly skilled Meteorologist. 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: 
  • 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
  • Gather information
  • Summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast
  • In-person attendance is required
Experience Requirements:
  • Previous on-air experience required.
Qualifications Requirements: 
  • 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.  
Education:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field  
  • CBM and/or AMS seal preferred
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered
Additional Requirements
 
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.