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  Digital Meteorologist, MultiMedia Journalist
Employer: WPRI - East Providence, RI Job Posted: 2/10/2020
Location: East Providence, RI Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

WPRI-12 in Providence, Rhode Island is looking for a Digital Meteorologist / MMJ with a track record of covering breaking weather, precision forecasting and confidently communicating on social media. You'll immediately become part of our "Certified Most Accurate" weather team with a focus on producing sharable, weather-centric content designed to drive our digital platforms. This position requires strong digital and social savvy as you'll be responsible for producing regular content to our website, app and social media accounts.

• Research, write, produce and present weather content for all WPRI digital and social media platforms and other news content as assigned.
• Respond to breaking and/or severe weather events as required to produce content for our digital platforms.
• Work closely with the weather team to support and extend comprehensive weather coverage on our digital platforms.
• Interact with our audience on station-branded digital and social media accounts.
• Participate in promotional activities including public appearances as needed.

Requirements & Skills:

• Strong understanding of the field of Meteorology and a proven track record of accurate forecasting.
• Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience with on-camera weather presentation preferred.
• Strong command of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to shoot video and perform non-linear editing a plus.
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record required.
• Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The Digital Meteorologist / MultiMedia Journalist requires the operation of a camera, camera equipment, computer and editing machine, and transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. High stress environment with deadline pressures. Daily travel will be required on a regular basis. Work may be performed in extreme outdoor temperatures.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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