Meteorologist

Location
Jacksonville, Florida
Salary
competitive
Posted
Sep 11, 2019
Function
Production
Specialty
News & Journalism
Metro Area
Jacksonville
Duration
Full Time


Cox Media Group – WFOX is in search of a Meteorologist for station newscasts.  The successful candidate should have completed the Certified Broadcast Meteorology program through the American Meteorological Society.  On air, this position requires strong presentation and communication skills, which include the ability to execute extended coverage during severe weather situations.  The successful candidate must be passionate about providing engaging content and maximizing new technology on all platforms.  Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience as a broadcast meteorologist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

 

 

 

  • Deliver on-air forecasts for station newscasts.
  • Produce and prepare weather graphics and information.
  • Provide forecast information and engaging content to digital platforms.
  • Report for station newscasts.
  • Thorough understanding of social media and demonstrated ability to move audience between all platforms.
  • Desire to connect with local communities by meeting with local groups and representing WFOX at important events.

Employees accomplish their duties using safe work practices and equipment, while being responsible for reporting all injuries, observed unsafe conditions or practices to their leader.  Coach fellow employees on safe work practices as appropriate and contribute to the overall success of the company’s safety program.
Teamwork and the ability to get along with others is an essential function of the job.  Angry, rude, disrespectful, insubordinate and uncooperative behavior can result in discipline, including termination.

 

Qualifications:QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism, Communications or Science preferred.   Completion of Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) program through the American Meteorology Society (AMS) is required.  A minimum of 5 years professional experience as a broadcast meteorologist is required. 

 

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism. Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

About Cox Media Group

 

 

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites.  Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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