Meteorologist/Reporter

Shreveport, LA
Posted: 2019-07-31

Description:


KSLA News 12 is the aggressive, National Edward R. Murrow award-winning CBS affiliate serving the region known as the ArkLaTex. The station is the market’s leader in timely and accurate reporting of breaking news, investigative journalism, award-winning storytelling and First Alert Weather. KSLA News 12 serves its community on all on-air, digital and mobile platforms embracing the innovation of the industry. In the center of the ArkLaTex is the Shreveport/Bossier City metroplex where the best of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas culture is combined to create a vibrant and comfortable lifestyle.

JOB SUMMARY:

If you’re passionate about tracking storms, telling the daily weather story, and giving our audience the first alert to the next impactful weather event, this could be your dream job. Our coverage area includes Dixie Alley and Tornado Alley. Experience in long-form severe weather coverage is a must. We’re looking for a qualified meteorologist to round out our First Alert Weather team. Primary responsibilities include forecasting and producing distinct weathercasts focused on the next big weather maker for our weekday 4pm newscast. This position is also the primary fill-in for the Chief Meteorologist. The successful candidate will produce weather and news content for multi-platforms including digital, social and broadcast. Experience with WSI graphics systems is preferred. Applicant must have superior social media skills. Experience reporting, shooting, and editing is ideal.

Responsibilities:

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Analyze weather data and prepare an accurate forecast
• Use WSI graphic systems to create content supporting the forecast
• Cover severe and breaking weather situations across all platforms
• Post weather content to station website, social media accounts, and apps
• Flexibility in scheduling to cover severe weather or fill-in for other weather team members
•Shoot, write and edit weather related and occasional non-weather content for all platforms

Requirements:

Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology required
• Two (2) plus years forecasting and presenting weathercasts, including severe weather coverage across all platforms
• Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization

Contact:

Additional Info
Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

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