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Multimedia Journalist -Meteorologist

Location: Richardson
Posted on: November 19, 2020

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Job Description The Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)-Meteorologist role is responsible for researching, enterprising, developing, writing, shooting, editing, producing and delivering live presentation of local, compelling, creative and original news stories on deadline while capturing quality visual content. Contributes to special features and stories. Creates impactful and compelling content for the viewers in our local communities. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials. Anchors and forecasts daily weather segments. Presents current and upcoming weather using radar maps and other visual aids. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience. Prepare and deliver daily weather segments with evaluation based on poise; voice quality which is authoritative, credible, and conversational; ad-lib capability, and ability to handle on-air problems. Gather and accurately interpret meteorological information. Operate and utilize multiple computer graphics systems to present weather information. Produce weather products for partner newspapers and radio stations. Makes public appearances on behalf of station acting as an ambassador for the company. Coordinate with news department when weather conditions produce news coverage scenarios. Adeptly cover live severe weather coverage under extremely dynamic high pressure situations. Engage viewers with updated forecast on digital platform. Experienced and adept with the latest knowledge needed in operating, interpreting and explaining data from live radar. Research, pitch, enterprise, write, capture quality visual content, edit news stories and produce creative, original and compelling own stories for multiple platforms. Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles/perspectives and enterprise pieces for the stories of the day and responsible for development of news stories from conception to completion. Organize material, determine angle or emphasis and write stories accordingly. Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively. Must attain and maintain professional appearance determined by department head. Perform other duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Skills/Abilities and Knowledge Ability to read, write, speak and understand English Knowledge of synoptic meteorology, tropical, and radar meteorology Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate within Spectrum Networks Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization Strong story development skills and ability to edit stories as necessary Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English Attention to detail Ability to work rapidly and accurately Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple priorities Demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking weather news and high-stress situations Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems preferred Exceptional on-camera skills Ability to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws Valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residence Education Bachelor's degree in Meteorology* National Weather Association (NWA) and/or the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal preferred Related Work Experience Number of Years Experience forecasting and presenting weathercasts 2+ Television News Reporting experience 3 Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferred WORKING CONDITIONS Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year, however will be assigned to field duties as necessary Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment Communicates in person, by phone and by email Ability to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays Materials and equipment used: various studio, weather forecasting and newsgathering television equipment, computers and computer-related equipment May be required to lift up to 5 pounds EOE Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

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