KTVA-TV, Meteorologist/Reporter

Posted by Alaska Broadcasters Association

Anchorage, AK
Posted: 2017-09-14


Meteorologist (Reporter). FLSA: Non-Exempt.

The Meteorologist (Reporter) will analyze and interpret meteorological data and prepare weather reports and forecasts for presentation on Denali Media television stations and websites. Produce and gather daily content for a variety of platforms including the internet and social networking sites, in addition to television.




Essential Duties of a Meteorologist (Reporter):

Responsible for developing weather forecasts and accompanying computer graphics, delivering on-air weathercasts, and live weather reports from the field.
Uses surface and upper air stations, satellites and radar, studies maps, photographs and charts to predict long and short range weather conditions, operates computer graphic equipment to produce weather reports in televised broadcasts and website presentations.
Communicates critical weather information, especially during severe weather, to producers and other critical staff members to ensure a consistent and accurate message to viewers.
Follows Denali Media guidelines to maintain an interactive presence on social media platforms.
Participates in story meetings.
Respond quickly to breaking news situations.
Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
Work with producer and team to create unique, fast-paced newscasts.
Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance newscasts and stories.
Write for the web and post daily on all digital platforms including social media and attaching images and streaming video.
Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
Deliver unscripted breaking news coverage and special event coverage to the community at large.
Collaborate with producers and management in the development of broadcast content such as newscasts, promotions, and teases.
Receive assignments and evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas.
Covers news in the field to generate, produce and deliver special reports.
Participate in community events and makes public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned.
Reports on weather-related and community events for on-air broadcasts and web stream.
Various shift work will be required and well as working on holidays.
Adherence to clothing and appearance guidelines.
Work in a cooperative fashion will all other newsroom personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of all aspects of weather data interpretation and forecasting, including familiarity with computer hardware and software associated with such data retrieval and presentation.
Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems, newsroom software, general office computer software and basic non-linear editing systems
Ability to analyze weather patterns into current and forecast information
Ability to deliver weather information in a concise and understandable way
Excellent on-air camera skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Must have attention to detail
Excellent live reporting skills and strong camera presentation skills required.
Ability to turn stories on a tight deadline without missing slot.
Ability to use social media outlets for story promotion and public interaction.
Knowledge of station guidelines and code of ethics
Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines. 
Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and outside clients

People Skills:

Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public.
Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines.
Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potential stressful workloads.
Excellent active listening skills with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff required.
Self directed and takes the initiative on issues affecting the organization.
Facilitate a positive team experience for team members.
Neat, clean, professional appearance when in the field.

Physical Requirements: Office & Field Position: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties.  Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes.  Strength, stamina and coordination sufficient to perform job duties. 

Working Conditions: Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned to field duties on occasion.  Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.



Minimum qualifications:

Minimum two (2) or more years experience as a meteorologist required.

High School diploma or equivalent is required. 

BA/BS in Meteorology, Climatology, or Atmospheric Science required or relevant degree.  A combination of relevant education and experience sufficient to perform the duties may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.

Certifications Required: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and can contribute toward education. Certified meteorologist (AMS/NWA) highly desired.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.


EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

Please apply at: http://www.gci.com/about/careers Job #17000440.

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