Chief Meteorologist
 
Employer: KIDY Job Posted: 2/10/2020
Location: San Angelo, TX Job Status: Full Time
 
 

Job Description:

FOX West Texas is seeking a Chief Meteorologist who will embrace FOX West Texas standard of news reporting, storytelling, and investigative excellence while boldly advancing the Brand across multiple platforms.

The Chief Meteorologist is a dynamic leader who has mastered every aspect of meteorology, from forecasting to preparing graphics, to reporting in the field, to being an integral part of severe weather coverage reaching our consumers on television, mobile and social media platforms. The Chief Meteorologist must have a passion for winning severe weather and telling a compelling weather story even on bright sunny days. The Chief Meteorologist needs to embrace new technology and be willing to explore new ways to present the weather story and will be a key leader in promoting community involvement. This position reports to the Director of Content.

• Works with the News Director to create and implement strategic direction for the weather
• Supervises the weather team, including all schedules
• Assists News Directort with recruiting and hiring for the weather team
• Coach and mentors team with regular feedback
• Works with the News Managers to develop plans for severe weather coverage
• Leads coordination and implementation of technological advances related to graphics
• Builds partnerships as required
• Participates in community outreach efforts including live shots and station appearances as required
• Builds weather forecasts – produces computer form graphics
• Keeps up-to-date on the latest weather data gathering/delivery trends
• Uses creativity in pitching, shooting, writing and editing stories
• Writes and posts stories online, mobile and social media platforms
• Must hit set goals for engagement with audiences

JOB REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor's degree in Meteorology; AMS Certification preferred
• Demonstrated leadership experience
• Demonstrated experience writing, reporting, shooting, and editing video
• Strong communication skills (written/oral)
• Ability to work under pressure while meeting daily assigned deadlines
• Applicable knowledge of multiplatform newsgathering tools and resources
• Fluent with social media platforms and social management tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Storify, or able to learn


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