Nexstar Media Group Morning Meteorologist in Chicopee, Massachusetts
WWLP in Chicopee, Massachusetts is looking for a morning meteorologist to anchor the weekday morning and Noon newscast. It’s a chance to work with a passionate team of meteorologists in a market with a wide range of weather all year round.
Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms.
Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
Writes and delivers weather 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 newsrooms situations as required.
Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
Requirements & Skills :
Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
Fluency in English.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
Minimum five years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
Superior on-air presence.
Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
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 Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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