University of Oregon

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. 

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. 

Monday, June 12, 2017
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