11414 West Center Road, Suite 342
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: 402-933-5995
Fax: 402-933-0059
E-mail: jim@ne-ba.org

Broadcast Careers: WOWT TV, Omaha - Meteorologist/Traffic Reporter

Meteorologist/Traffic Reporter

 

January 1, 2019

 

Maximum Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Applicants will be notified of Position Closing.

 

The purpose of this position is to have qualified individuals prepare and deliver weather forecasts, weather information and covering traffic events as part of the overall WOWT 6 News presentation. Weather and traffic are critical needs for viewers. The public’s safety is a vital concern for us and we take our responsibility very seriously.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

 

• Analyze weather data and prepare detailed forecasts

• Prepare graphics to support weather presentation

• Research and prepare traffic information, provide clear and concise live traffic reports

• Communicate traffic information to viewers on all digital platforms including station website, mobile app and social platforms

• Conversational On-air presentation

• Flexible schedule for severe weather & winter weather scenarios

• Work closely with news management in designing presentation style and editorial content for weather presentations.

• Post content to website and social media platforms

 

Qualifications: Education – Bachelor’s degree in meteorology

 

Experience: Prior experience as a broadcast meteorologist (amount will vary depending on specific position) Knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn Omaha/Council Bluffs geography and roadways. Strong on-air communication skills, ability to work as part of an on-air team and part of a weather team. Knowledge with WSI Max and their various platforms a plus. Ability to be creative with graphic design and presentation. Demonstrated ability to accurately forecast weather and proficient in social media platforms.

 

Apply Online at: www.gray.tv/applynow

 

WOWT-TV / Gray Television Group, Inc. participate in E-Verify, are a drug-free company and require pre-employment drug testing. Also, if applicable to the position, MVR/Driver’s review and testing. EOE (All positions must show flexibility for evolving or changing operational needs. Hours, shifts, responsibilities, etc. are subject to change at management discretion.)Gray Television Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap or marital status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission. If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC in Washington, D.C. 20054, or other appropriate state or local agencies.

 

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