Meteorologist

Company: University of Missouri
Company Website
Location: Columbia
Full Time

Job Description:
KOMU 8 News is looking for a Meteorologist to join its award-winning team.

KOMU 8, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, is the most unique newsroom in the country with the dual mission of serving mid-Missouri and training the next generation of journalists. As a Meteorologist, you’ll be responsible for preparing accurate, timely and ethical weather forecasts. You’ll have several weather forecasting and data gathering tools at your disposal, including a Storm Tracker vehicle and several weather cameras throughout Mid-Missouri. This area gets all four seasons and is prone to severe weather. We’re looking for someone with at 1-2 years of experience to continue our award-winning brand of weather coverage. An AMS and/or NWA seal is bonus. Our team of meteorologists are ambassadors for the station and will be expected to participate in several community events throughout the year. You’ll visit classrooms, emcee large gatherings, and field anchor from big events. You’ll also be expected to have a strong social media presence. Our community loves weather and loves to engage with our meteorologists. Also, as a teaching station, the ideal candidate would be excited about working with college students – both in news and in meteorology. Openings on our weather team are rare. We hope you’ll take advantage of this rare opportunity!

Responsibilities Include:
– Prepare and deliver daily weather content for all platforms
– Prepare and deliver urgent weather updates interrupting regular programming as necessary
– Must have flexibility to work any shift and long hours during severe weather
– Must be willing to have and maintain a strong social media presence and engage with the audience
– Must be willing to research, gather, write, edit and when necessary, shoot weather stories for all platforms
– Must be willing to participate in creation of weather specials
– Must be willing to report live during major weather events and/or station sponsored events
– Perform various community service activities for station as assigned
– Must be able to train and mentor students in the Atmospheric Science program
– Must be willing to critique, provide feedback and take part in training when necessary
– Perform other job duties as assigned

Salary Range:
$30,000 to $60,000 annually

Job ID:
44629

GGS Grade:
MKT

University Title:
On-Air Talent Television

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Shift:
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM or a dayside shift

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:
– A Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology is necessary. Experience in television production is necessary.
– Experience with forecasting and broadcasting severe and winter weather events.
– Experience with TWC (formerly WSI) weather graphics.

Benefit Eligibility:
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment:
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.