Weathercaster

Location Dayton, Ohio Job Number 1713070 Brand WHIO-TV

Description

Meteorologist-Part Time Freelance
WHIO-TV, the home of America’s highest rated metered-market newscasts, is looking to expand its team of meteorologists to meet audience demand for weather content anytime, anywhere—on television, online, on radio and in newspapers. We are the dominant weather leader in Southwest Ohio—the television station that viewers count on when severe weather is approaching. WHIO-TV is part of Cox Media Group Ohio and its unique, award-winning converged newsroom.  The Meteorologist-Part-Time Freelance would produce weather content for WHIO-TV, WHIO-AM/FM radio, their branded digital products, as well as three newspapers—Dayton Daily News, Springfield News Sun and Journal-News and their branded digital products.
With our own Radar, WSI Max HD graphics, Storm Warning Apps and regional Skywarn team located in-house – we invest heavily in providing our team with all the equipment necessary to protect our viewers, listeners and readers and provide strong locally-focused content. Weather is our #1 priority, 24/7!
Responsibilities:
  • Degreed Meteorologist must create and deliver the WHIO-TV weather forecast following researched formats and action plans. 
  • Must have the ability not only to forecast in weather market, but live storm track, using your skills  to communicate not just data, but a forecast and its impact, in a way viewers and listeners will understand.
  • Qualified candidates will be proficient in creating digital videos, social media engagement, ad-libbing live on TV, radio, live streams and Facebook Live.
  • Prepare newscast graphics using WSI Max system; ability to analyze weather data from a variety of source to prepare and deliver accurate forecast on TV, on radio, in digital, in print.
  • Work with a team of meteorologists to deliver life-saving weather information to our audiences 24/7.
  • Meteorologist-Part Time Freelance will be assigned to a TV newscast on an as-needed basis, and must be willing to work any shift, any newscast as needed during holiday or PTO coverage; must be willing to work extended hours during impactful, severe weather events
  • Must be able to pitch and create evergreen weather content to be used on digital brands, television and other media platforms.
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Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, Science, or Other
  • 1+ years television weathercaster, live storm tracking experience
  • Completion of Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) program, or be in process of completing this year (2017).
  • Requires strong computer skills and communication skills



About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications; and digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.



Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-OH-Dayton-1611 S Main St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: On Call

Travel: No

Schedule: Part-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing