Meteorologist Reporter - KNSD

Posted: 1/16/2020

Location: San Diego, California
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, News & Journalism
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Job Purpose: As a meteorologist-reporter, you will be responsible for researching, gathering and presenting weather information and general news stories for presentation on newscasts on both NBC7 and Telemundo20.
  • Write scripts, lead-ins, cues, bridges, copy and other material for use on all available platforms.
  • Research and check out weather stories either in person or by phone.
  • Monitor the weather wire to ascertain news weather developments.
  • Gather and research weather information from various sources.
  • Prepare weather forecasts based on material assembled from various sources.
  • Record and deliver promotional announcements when assigned and makes promotional.
  • Active community participation.
  • Create weather graphics and operates weather equipment.
  • Provide information on all platforms: broadcast and digital.
  • Cover all news stories as assigned by the news department and report the facts on station’s news program via broadcast, website and/or live, either in the studio or on location.
  • Perform live interviews and/or live demonstrations.
  • Research, plan, and schedule stories or segments.
  • Edit or supervise the editing of footage used in conjunction with news stories and programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Basic Qualifications
    • Two years minimum experience in television meteorological reporting.
    • Professionally proficient in both English and Spanish and able to deliver news in either language
    • Experience in television journalism, weather forecasting and weather research.
    • Completion of Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) program through the American Meteorology Society (AMS) is required.

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • External applicants must submit a resume/CV through the www.nbcunicareers.com site job to be considered
    • Must be willing to work at the station in San Diego location
    • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation
    • Must be 18 years or greater
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must have a valid drivers license
    • Must have ability to work any of a 24x7 shift
    • Must have ability to work flexible hours when needed

    • Experience in west coast weather patterns
    • College degree, with special concentration in meteorology, preferred
    • Strong social media presence
    • Strong technical skills as related to weather systems
    • Team player who is flexible, able to work well and communicate with others
    • Motivated and has ability to work on own unsupervised
    • Displays a positive work ethic and can work under tight deadlines
    • High degree of integrity and professionalism
    • Up to date on and interested in current news events
    • Strong organizational skills
    • AMS Seal
    • Ability to make a smooth, professional, on-air presentation.
    • Ability to operate computer graphics and other weather equipment.
    • Ability to interpret raw weather data.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide accurate forecasts.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or Science preferred.

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