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

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

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.

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.

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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.