Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist

Wilkes-Barre, PA

About the job

  • The Meteorologist Reporter (WEEKEND) will report, shoot, write and edit weather/news reports across multiple platforms.
  • Produce and present weather/news reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all-weather/news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers weather/news stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content.
  • Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
  • The MMVJ part of the job includes reporting three days a week.
  • Ability to shoot pictures and edit stories from beginning to end.
  • The winning candidate will be posting on the web and social media.

Requirements & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Entry-level to 2 years’ experience in weather presentation and reporting preferred.
  • Must be able to shoot video and perform non-linear editing. Ability to write story from beginning to end. Knowledge of ENPS helpful.
  • Proficiency with Barron’s Radar is helpful.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong understanding of the field of Meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift