KKTV - Station - Employment

Meteorologist

TITLE: Meteorologist
REPORTS TO: News Director and Chief Meteorologist
DEPARTMENT: News

GENERAL PURPOSE:
To present a professional image and to demonstrate a strong knowledge of meteorology. To set the standard for station weather reporters and provide direction to other members of the weather staff with emphasis on accuracy, timeliness and a highly professional and polished image.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
To produce a high quality and accurate weather forecast for weekday newscasts with an emphasis on state of the art computer graphics for air presentation and the use of sophisticated meteorological data to provide a concise, accurate and understandable report on weather conditions and forecasts. Must be able to effectively tell the weather story of the day, and understand that weather is an integral part of the overall newscast and online at kktv.com. Must have a passion for breaking news as it relates to weather and willingness to work alternate hours if need be for severe weather coverage.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
To fill on in alternate newscasts as assigned and assist Chief Meteorologist in Breaking Weather/Severe Weather situations; to make public appearances as a station representative maintaining a professional image both on air and off. Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job; to generate content for webchannel KKTV.COM.

JOB DESCRIPTION

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITY:
This position requires a high level of knowledge in the field of meteorology and proven ability to put that knowledge work and produce an accurate, concise and informative TV weather report. Position further requires an extensive knowledge of state of the art weather computers and other meteorological tools. Position also requires a proven ability to communication information in the. form of a TV weather report with an emphasis on accuracy with a bit of entertainment and an effort to educate. Position requires the proven ability to get along well with others and to interact with the general public in a courteous knowledgeable and professional manner.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:
College degree in meteorology. Seals of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
* 3 years as a weather anchor at a broadcast station.

MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
• Standard newsroom computer system;
• Weather graphic systems; experience with Weather Central :Live and 3D:Live a plus.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
Position requires only occasional outdoor work including outdoors in bad weather conditions. Most work time is spent indoors working at a computer terminal.

SALARY:v
Commensurate with abilities and experience.

CONTACT:
News Director
3100 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719-634-3741 fax

KKTV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All of KKTV employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory completion of the application process, which includes a pre-employment drug test. Gray Television Group, Inc. participates in E-Verify.


KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
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