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.     ********* EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED ********* 

Sunday, June 11, 2017
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