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Meteorologist, WNYT-TV News Channel 13, Albany, NY

Requisition #: 19-1254 - Meteorologist

About Us: WNYT-TV News Channel 13 is the award-winning NBC affiliate for New York State’s Capital Region. WNYT-TV is a longtime market leader, and is committed to excellence in all that it does. Whether it’s news broadcasts with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today’s issues, or, now more than ever, top notch digital content, we reach our viewers and followers with important information in the way they want to receive it. When you work for Hubbard Broadcasting and WNYT, you will join a team of dedicated and passionate professionals, working hard every day to improve our product and our community.

Job Overview: The position of Meteorologist is responsible content of station weather casts on-air and on our digital platforms. This position issues warnings and alerts, produce graphics and maps and report live during weather events.

Job Responsibilities:
Forecast, produce and present clear and concise weather casts with an emphasis on story-telling and viewer engagement.. Effectively utilize social media during severe weather and everyday situations. Write content and produce videos for digital platforms. Work with producers and fellow meteorologists to determine relevant weather content in breaking news and everyday situations. Report live from the field during weather and community events. Break down the forecast into easy to understand segments with focus on lifestyle and behavioral impacts. Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming as directed by management.

Qualification:
Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience. Experience with weather forecasting software programs, as well as NWS radar. Critical thinking, quick and effective decision making and live ad-libbing. Ability to work well under pressure while meeting multiple daily assigned deadlines. Flexibility to work any assigned shift including nights, weekends, and holidays is essential. Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving history as determined by the Company. Driving record will be checked and a background. Demo reel or online portfolio required.

EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer.