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Weekend Meteorologist / Multimedia Journalist, WTXL

Job ID: 59603
Job Views: 169
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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Job Category: Wire Services,Television
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.16.2020

Job Description

ABC 27, the E.W. Scripps own ABC affiliate located in the Capital City of Florida, has an exciting new opening for a meteorologist who also has a passion for news and storytelling. We’re looking for someone to help families start their weekends off right, from delivering the forecast to helping our viewers catch up on what’s happening in the Tallahassee area. This job includes reporting during the week with a focus on forecasting and co anchoring our morning show on the weekends. If you’re a self starter who is looking for a new adventure, this job is for you!

Job Requirements

  • Key Activities

    • Prepare and deliver daily weathercasts utilizing all available weather data and graphics computers
    • Prepare and deliver urgent weather updates interrupting regular programming as necessary
    • Prepare and deliver all weathercast materials over a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to: TV, Radio, Internet, Newspaper
    • Assist management in evaluations of potential new weather data gathering and presentation computers
    • Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas
    • Report live from event sites or mobile broadcast unit.
    • Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms.
    • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.
    • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
    • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research
    • Perform other duties as needed and assigned


    Education & Experience/Certifications

    • Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience.
    • Minimum of two years of experience.
    • Flexible and available to work various shift, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays.
    • Computer literacy required, including weather and newsroom computer systems.
    • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
    • Working knowledge of weather Edius.
    • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
    • Proficient at posting content to various websites.
    • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

    Work Environment

    • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
    • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines.
    • Varying schedule, due to breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements.
    • May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for storms or severe weather.
    • Participation in an established on-call rotation.

    About Scripps

    The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

    As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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