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Nexstar Media Group Weekend Morning Meteorologist in East Syracuse, New York

WSYR-TV, NewsChannel 9, Syracuse, NY has a rare opening in its weather department. Become part of the award-winning NewsChannel 9 Storm Team. While the snow makes most of our weather headlines, we have four seasons of forecast challenges including but not limited to, severe thunderstorms, heatwaves, snowstorms, fickle lake effect snow or sun-splashed skies.

The Weekend Morning Meteorologist will also fill in as needed during the week when other Meteorologists are away. Three days a week, duties will include reporting, shooting, writing, and editing weather/news reports across multiple platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce and present weather/news reports for all platforms.

  • Ensures that all weather/news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

  • Writes and delivers weather / news 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 newsroom situations as required.

  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.

  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.

  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast daily.

  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

  • The Reporter part of the job includes reporting three days a week.

  • Ability to shoot pictures and edit stories from beginning to end.

  • Winning candidate will be posting on the web and social media.

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Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

  • 1 year experience in weather presentation and reporting preferred.

  • Must be able to shoot video and edit stories.

  • Proficiency with WSI is helpful.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • 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.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The Morning Meteorologist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Meteorologist must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools, or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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