Meteorologist/Reporter

Company: Nexstar Media Company Inc.
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Location: Joplin
Full Time

The Meteorologist forecast weather conditions and produces and anchors weather reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to news consumers.

Responsibilities:
• Produce and present weather/news reports for all platforms.
• Ensures that all weather/news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
• Writes and delivers weather/news 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 newsroom situations as required.
• Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
• Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
• Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
• The MMVJ part of the job includes reporting three days a week.
• Ability to shoot pictures and edit stories from beginning to end.
• Winning candidate will be posting on the web and social media.

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Must be able to shoot video and perform non-linear editing. Ability to write story from beginning to end. Knowledge of ENPS helpful.
• Proficiency with Barron’s Radar is helpful.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• 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.

****Nexstar is a nationwide company and many of our employees find it easy to move up in market size throughout the Nexstar company. We offer great, inexpensive health insurance, 3% matching 401K, and two weeks sick pay along with two weeks of vacation pay in your first year.

Nexstar Media Group is an equal opportunity employer.