WGNO-TV in New Orleans is looking for a Weekend Meteorologist who is passionate about forecasting tropical systems and tracking severe weather. New Orleans is the major league capital of tropical weather coverage. This is why weather is a critical need for our viewers. The public’s safety is a vital concern for us, and we take our responsibility very seriously.
We want someone who is accurate, who knows how to show urgency without over-hyping, and can stay cool under pressure. You must be able to ad-lib with little information for extended amounts of time.
Degree in meteorology or on track to graduate soon.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Produce and present weather segments in our weekend evening newscasts and our digital and social media channels.
Fill in during the week when our morning or evening meteorologists are off.
Assist the primary meteorologists with preparing, producing, and posting content for their show segments.
Respond to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
Work closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
Participate in promotional activities including public appearances.
Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
Write web stories detailing the local forecast daily.
Interact with viewers and users on social media sites.
Requirements & Skills:
Superior on-air presence
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Flexibility to work any shift.
To apply for this job please visit nexstar.w5.myworkdayjobs.com.