Chief Meteorologist

Chief Meteorologist

KOIN 6 a Nexstar Media Group, Television Station in Portland, Oregon is seeking an experienced Chief Meteorologist to lead our weather team.

Job Summary: Deliver weather accurately, clearly and concisely and in an engaging manner.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
* Develop innovative and creative ways of presenting the daily weather story.
* Identify and share with viewers how the weather will impact their daily lives
* Create maps and graphics to illustrate weather conditions.
* Present live weather reports from the field as well as in the station
* Write weather stories and update forecast information on station website
* Schedule, train and oversee our weather staff to make sure our viewers can rely on us 24/7
* Produce and report weather and/or science related stories across all media platforms
Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
* Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation
* Strong reporting skills
* Understand importance of social media
* Proficiency with WSI weather systems
* Understanding of how weather affects outdoor recreation desired
* Detail oriented

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in meteorological science required. At least four years of on-air television experience in forecasting and presenting weather. Certified meteorologist desired.

Training/Equipment:
Operate newsroom weather systems and computer systems.

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:
High stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel may be required. Position requires work on weekends and holidays. Work may be performed in extreme outdoor temperatures.

Note:
This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

To Apply: Please visit https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/4851

About Us: Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN 6 News is Portland’s CBS affiliate, providing local news, network and syndicated entertainment to viewers in Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN 6 News is Watching Out For You with 34 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather and traffic.

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