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  Chief Metereologist
Employer: Upgrade Membership Job Posted: 5/9/2019
Location: South Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD  

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

• Responsible for coordinating and developing weather forecasts across multiple markets on a daily basis; accompanying computer graphics, delivering on-air weathercasts, and live weather reports from the field.
• Must be a newsroom leader who will manage a group pf meteorologist and works well with producers and technical staff to craft compelling weathercasts and weather-related stories for local markets.
• Must be detail-oriented and exceptionally well organized, have good people skills, a positive, can-do attitude, take initiative, be a problem-solver and be able to work in a team.
• Communicates critical weather information, especially during severe weather, to producers and other critical staff members to ensure a consistent and accurate message to viewers.
• Participates in story meetings.
• Able to identify problems and develop solutions.
• Must be able to adlib for extended periods of time.
• Ability to project a professional presence on television and adherence to clothing and appearance guidelines.
• Able to represent Univision Local Media at various speaking engagements.
• Proficiency in use of social media and other tools that require audience interaction.
• Keen attention to detail and must be able to work rapidly and accurately.
• Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple priorities.
• Responsible for hiring, leading, developing and managing the performance by those reporting to this position.
• Demonstrate enthusiasm in dealing with breaking news and high-stress situations.

Required Skills & Experience

• Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science and 5-10 years related work experience preferably as on-air weathercast
• Excellent and grammatically accurate Spanish language skills both (written and oral)
• Bilingual - fluency in English and Spanish
• Thorough knowledge of all aspects of weather data interpretation and forecasting, including familiarity with computer hardware and software associated with such data retrieval and presentation
• High level of proficiency of TV weather graphics systems, newsroom software, general office computer software and basic non-linear editing systems
• Expertise with WSI weather system and graphics
• Strong understanding of news gathering ethical and legal issues
• Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines.
• Genuine enthusiasm for work & a drive for excellence
• Proven experience using forecasting tools including Doppler Radar and Satellite Maps
• A certified Meteorologist with a CBM/NWA seal

Desired Skills & Experience

• Strong communication skills, particularly in the ability to interact with all levels of the organization and the public
• Ability to go on the field during inclement weather conditions
• Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines
• Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potential stressful workloads
• Flexible to work any assigned shift, including evening, weekends, and holidays.
• Must possess and maintain a driver’s license, proof of insurance, and an excellent driving record.

Physical Requirements

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties.
• Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment.
• Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes.
• Strength, stamina and coordination sufficient to perform job duties.

Eligibility Requirements

• Must be willing to work from office in Houston, TX
• Employment/education will be verified
• Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States



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