Per Diem Meteorologist

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Ref#: 28365
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Chicago, IL, 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.).
Description:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Anchor Weather segments on news shows, as needed. 

 

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:     

  ANCHOR:

  • Present Weather information on-air with understanding and confidence
  • Report live and on-tape – scripted and unscripted
  • Appear at public and station events, as required
  • Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy and fairness
  • Vacation coverage as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned

 

PRODUCER:

  • Prepare and coordinate on-air material for daily newscasts
  • Ensure that daily show production deadlines are met, in consultation with executive producer and meteorologist
  • Knowledge of the WSI graphics computer
  • Ability to create creative graphics on the WSI computer
  • Monitor weather
  • Contribute story ideas
  • Field produce, as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned  

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Innovative, organized, and results-oriented
  • Must have strong knowledge of local and national weather
  • Ability to assemble high quality video and editorial content
  • Ability to write and edit broadcast copy
  • Appear comfortable on camera
  • Ability to do live field reporting work on weather and news stories
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Must demonstrate leadership and people skills
  • Contribute to station’s digital & social media strategies
Qualifications:

Required:

Preferred:


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Television weather producing/anchoring experience, preferably five years in top 20 market.  AMS Seal required.
  • Degree in Meteorology or similar field
  • Available to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays


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