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Meteorologist - Spectrum News Syracuse

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY
Anchors and forecasts daily weather segments. Presents current and upcoming weather using radar maps and other visual aids.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares and delivers daily weather segments with evaluation based on poise; voice quality which is authoritative, credible, and conversational; ad-lib capability, and ability to handle on-air problems

Gathers and accurately interprets meteorological information

Operates and utilizes multiple computer graphics systems to present weather information

Produces weather products for partner newspapers and radio stations

Makes public appearances on behalf of station acting as an ambassador for the company

Coordinates with news department when weather conditions produce news coverage scenarios

Adeptly covers live severe weather coverage under extremely dynamic high pressure situations

Engage viewers with updated forecast on digital platform

Experienced and adept with the latest knowledge needed in operating, interpreting and explaining data from live radar

Longform live severe weather coverage

Must attain and maintain professional appearance determined by department head

Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Knowledge of synoptic meteorology, tropical, and radar meteorology
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate within Spectrum Networks
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English
Attention to detail
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately
Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking weather news and high-stress situations
Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems required. Working knowledge of: general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems a plus
Must have exceptional on-camera skills
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes

Education
Bachelor's degree in Meteorology or similar field of education; or equivalent experience
National Weather Association (NWA) and/or the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal preferred but not required

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Experience forecasting and presenting weathercasts 2+


WORKING CONDITIONS
Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned to field duties on occasion
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
Communicates in person, by phone and by email
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
Materials and equipment used: various studio, weather forecasting and newsgathering television equipment, computers and computer-related equipment
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds

NMT320 316847 316847BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Syracuse , Meteorologist - Spectrum News Syracuse, Other , Syracuse, New York

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