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Nexstar Media Group Meteorologist III, News in Albany, New York

WTEN-TV ABC in Albany New York is hiring a full-time Meteorologist. The Meteorologist forecasts weather conditions, produces, and anchors weather reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

  • Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms.

  • Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

  • Writes and delivers weather stories in a clear and concise manner.

  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content.

  • Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.

  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.

  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.

  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

    Requirements & Skills :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.

  • Minimum five years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)

  • Superior on-air presence.

  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.

  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.

  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.

  • Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.

  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Benefits:

Salary Range: $38,000 - $60,000

We offer a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more.

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit Nexstar.tv.

EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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