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Chief Meteorologist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Nexstar Media Group
Physical Address

Mobile, AL 36607
Job Description

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

WKRG, a CBS Affiliate in Mobile/Pensacola, is seeking an experienced Chief Meteorologist with a compelling on-air presence, possessing excellent story telling capabilities, and a passion to be the best. The ideal candidate will be someone who believes in teamwork, has a strong sense of community, is a natural leader and loves weather forecasting. He or she will exude personality, intelligence and credibility both on and off the camera in this high-profile position and play a lead role in developing our weather team presence in the market. He or she will lead the weather team not only on air-but in execution of the digital first weather philosophy of the station.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

+ Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms including and social media.

+ 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

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Meteorologist must be able to sit, 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, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Meteorologist I must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Requisition ID: 2019-5587

Street: 555 Broadcast Dr

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