Ref#: 34117
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

Position Purpose:   Develop weather forecasts using various weather technologies.  Deliver these forecasts, providing consistently accurate information and weather predictions.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Use the station’s weather technologies to develop accurate weather forecasts.

  • Deliver forecasts live, with energy, accuracy, and with consistently error free performance.

  • Track and deliver breaking weather information live during times of weather emergency.

  • Interact on-air with other talent in a manner that builds the talent team and makes viewers feel comfortable with that team.

  • Work closely and cooperatively with news and promotions producers and managers to promote the daily weather story and the station’s overall weather brand.

  • Use social media to promote the station’s weather coverage, build its weather brand, and drive traffic to the station’s website weather coverage.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:


  • College degree required; degree in meteorology preferred.

  • AMS seal required, although we will consider candidates who are working toward their seal.

  • At least 2 years’ experience as a weather forecaster at a commercial television station.

  • Team player who can execute news managers’ goals for a particular newscast.

  • Sound news judgment.

  • Ability to problem-solve.

  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and act with appropriate urgency during times of breaking weather news.

  • Demonstrated ability to use data to create a forecast from scratch; we’re not looking for someone who just reads a forecast created by someone else.

  • Must be available to work all shifts.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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