Weekend Weather Anchor

Location
Savannah, Georgia
Salary
competitive
Posted
Apr 20, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Savannah
Duration
Full Time

The Weather Weekend Anchor/Reporter is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for an anchor who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. Our next anchor/reporter will enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and execute energetic live shots. We are looking for this market’s next leader who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, and will hold those in power accountable. Our anchors are newsroom leaders who help mentor and grow producers and reporters. Our anchors write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.


 Job Responsibilities:                                                


  • Ability to use WSI forecasting tools/products
  • Familiarity with presenting weather information in a clear and concise fashion at a chroma key & other locations/platforms
  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose  
  • Ability to use National Weather Service (NWS) data, tools and information to forecast & report on weather events
  • Supports the Digital Media Manager with creating, populating and developing news and weather content to WJCL's digital platforms.
  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles digital and on-air content on day-of news, weather or special project assignments
  • Works with or without a photographer to gather, write and/or edit compelling content (news, weather, special projects among others) for digital and other platforms
  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Unwavering scientific and journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events
  • Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production, when weather expertise is needed

Experience Requirements:


  • Weather anchor experience (1-3 years) required
  • Meteorology degree or “seal” from an accredited organization is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work on digital platforms as well as on air delivery skills
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work

Qualifications Requirements:


  • Proven ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends   
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production    

Education:                                        


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience
  • Military training and experience will be considered 



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