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Meteorologist (Regular, Full-Time)
The Meteorologist will serve as the primary producer and presenter of weathercasts on-air and online. Will utilize forecasting experience and technology to create graphics used in broadcasts and digital platforms. The Meteorologist will generate multiple daily weathercasts, text stories, social media postings and blogs for Fox 2's aggressive weather strategy. WJBK/Fox 2 is seeking an energetic and motivated team player to join WJBK's Weather Authority Team. Primary responsibility to gather and interpret weather data for on-air weather reports used in newscasts, online and social media channels. This includes generating graphics, writing and/or producing packages for air and reporting weather news both live and on tape for on-air broadcast purposes. Additionally, will represent the station at Fox 2 events (e.g., school visits, serve as host at charity events, and other station projects). Must have demonstrated command and reliability in forecasting and presenting weather. Also, the position requires personality, energy and a positive on-air presence in delivering to our viewers and interacting with other talent. Knowledge and use of social media as a method of delivering weather information on all platforms is mandatory. Must be calm and authoritative in breaking situations.
Local knowledge a significant plus.Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology or equivalent broadcast experience forecasting weather on-air required. Minimum three years working in the field of communications as a weathercaster. Must be able to provide examples of on-air severe weather coverage, on-air or web weathercasts, and evidence of engagement with users of digital platforms. Familiarity with winter weather forecasting is preferred. Proven ability to gather, interpret, prepare and present weather information during live newscasts and other station productions. Strong writing and producing skills are also essential. Ability to contribute ideas on a daily basis and be able to troubleshoot operational issues related to the weather department and to communicate effectively with newsroom management on any unresolved issues. Knowledge of local market and the weather patterns in our area will allow the Meteorologist to offer expertise to the newsroom staff regarding coverage plan on severe weather days. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with peers and news management and other contacts outside the station. AMS, CBM, NWAsealed meteorologist preferred. Must have the technical capability to operate content-generating systems associated with reporting weather for broadcast and on digital platforms.Job Code: 8316
News Producer (Temporary, Part-Time)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Producer/Writer. Individual will produce and write compelling newscasts. Will be responsible for generating stories, actively engaged in daily news gathering, writing accurate broadcast copy for multiple platforms, including website and social media. Also responsible for coordinating coverage with the assignment desk and reporters. May be called on upon to field produce or write for other newscasts. Will create graphics and edit video for air and booth live newscast during breaking news. Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. The candidate must possess a minimum of three years’ experience as a television newscasts producer in a medium to major market. Candidate must have exceptional news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, excellent communication and people skills. Must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required. Must be creative, detail-oriented, and a problem solver. The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential. A working knowledge of Metro Detroit history and culture is preferred. Job Code: 0755
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