Meteorologist

Location
Des Moines, Iowa
Salary
competitive
Posted
Jun 28, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

Des Moines is ranked as one of America’s best cities to live and raise a family.  Located in the heart of Iowa, KCCI-TV is the lead source for the latest local headlines and live alerts. If you are motivated by working with a talented award-winning team of professionals, look no further! Best of all, you'll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.




KCCI has an opening for a high energy, highly skilled morning meteorologist. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science, but can tell a relatable weather story. Our next meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, keep our viewers and employees safe, convey appropriate tone, summarize complicated information, and stay cool under pressure.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Get our viewers ready for the day with accurate, compelling and understandable weather forecasts.
  • Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events
  • Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV, for our radio partners, and on our digital platforms.
  • Will utilize all the technology and tools available to us, to tell an intriguing weather story
  • Will be deployed in the field during weather and station events
  • Gather information
  • Summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast
  • Engage with viewers on social media                     

Experience Requirements:

  • Previous on-air experience required.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.
  • Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
  • Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
  • Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data
  • Proficient in using WSI and Baron graphics and technology
  • Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to tell a compelling weather story
  • Ability to use common television weather systems.
  • Radar experience preferred
  • Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics.

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field
  • CBM and/or AMS seal preferred
  • Military training and experience will be considered

To learn more about Des Moines, click HERE.



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