Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Columbus, OH

The Meteorologist forecasts weather conditions and produces and anchors weather reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

  • Produces and presents weather reports for platforms including on air, online and via social media.
  • Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers weather 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.
  • Follows the leadership of and works closely with the chief meteorologist and newsroom management to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Engages in ongoing technical and performance training.
  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
  • Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Proficiency with computers, forecasting software, social media and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • 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, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Physical requirements

Must be able to:

  • Stand for periods of time ranging from 5 consecutive minutes while presenting a standard weather forecast on air to standing for an hour or more at a time during on air severe weather coverage
  • Present on air with urgency, especially while broadcasting life-saving information during potentially dangerous weather
  • Walk from one fixed point in the news studio to another while on camera
  • Interpret complex and constantly changing scientific weather data to build forecast graphics in a timely manner