Weekend Meteorologist

Overview:

The primary responsibilities of a WQAD Weekend Meteorologist is to produce and present weather information on the station's newscasts, on social media platforms and engage in storm-tracking when weather happens.

WQAD, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities:

  1. Anchor weather segments on scheduled newscasts.
  2. Responsible for the airing of severe weather cut-ins.
  3. Maintains contact with the national weather service, area meteorologists and weather observers around the viewing area.
  4. Compile forecasts and other weather data for air using the NOAA weather wire, the weather computer systems, etc.
  5. Arranges and composes maps and illustrations using the weather graphics computer or other similar device. During severe weather, communicates with Assignment Desk and news crews as needed.
  6. Makes regular public appearances, including school visits and station promotions.
  7. Reporting weather related material for newscasts as needed.
  8. Monitors severe weather overnight and weekends as needed.
  9. Communications through social media and weather blog.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 1 year experience
  2. Meteorological or other like sciences degree.
  3. Must be able to work under extreme pressure, stress and deadlines.
  4. Must be able to work holidays, weekends and unusual shifts.

                                                                                                                                                                                         

OTHER DUTIES:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, special projects, technological developments, etc.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

INTERNAL CONTACTS                                                        EXTERNAL CONTACTS

News Staff                                                                            General Public

Operations Staff                                                                    National Weather Service

Engineering Staff                                                                 

Promotions Staff                                                                  

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION:

Send a resume to Alan Baker, News Director, WQAD News 8, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois  61265-6061 or e-mail at alan.baker@wqad.com

 

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.


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  • published this page in Job Board 2016-06-23 16:46:10 -0400