Chief Meteorologist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Flint,MI

Sinclair Broadcast Group

DESCRIPTION

Mid-Michigan NOW (NBC25/FOX 66) In Flint has a rare opening to lead our weather team as Chief Meteorologist.


JOB EXPERIENCE


REQUIREMENTS

Mid-Michigan NOW (NBC25/FOX 66) In Flint has a rare opening to lead our weather team as Chief Meteorologist. Our viewers are passionate about the weather. As our Chief Meteorologist, you will lead our team of meteorologists and forecasters responsible for keeping our viewers safe when severe weather strikes on all platforms. Michigan weather poses many challenges with everything from tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the summer to lake-effect snow and dangerous driving conditions in the winter. Our team does more than show you the radar and current conditions. Our next Chief will lead the team to provide greater context and perspective for our viewers on-air and online. The ideal candidate will be a scientist and storyteller who can find creative and innovative ways to tell the day's "Weather Story". In addition, we are looking for someone active on social media, who understands the importance of engaging with viewers and understands the urgency of responding to severe weather on all platforms.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms
  • Issue warnings and alerts
  • Produce and develop content, graphics, and maps for broadcast, web, and social media
  • Report live during weather events
  • Forecast, produce, and present clear and concise forecasts that connect with viewers
  • Make public appearances on behalf of the station
  • Working with producers to determine relevant weather content in breaking and everyday situations on-air and digital platforms
  • Report from community events and breaking news
  • Pitch creative stories that focus on Michigan's unique weather issues

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Previous on-air experience presenting weather and news information is required
  • Extensive digital savvy, excellent writing skills
  • Previous WSI experience preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of how to maximize WSI weather system to create distinctive graphics presentations
  • High energy and engaging personality
  • Willingness to respond when severe weather threatens our area
  • Team player. Someone who understands it's about the team, not one individual
  • Proven track record of covering severe weather on-air and on digital
  • Proof of strong social media engagement
  • Meteorology degree required; national accredited weather seals preferred
  • Proven ability to effectively report live in the field
  • Willingness and ability to work any shift assigned

While applying online, please include a link to your online demo reel

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


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