ViacomCBS Meteorologist in Chicago, Illinois
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time
JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Anchor Weather segments on news shows, as needed.
Present Weather information on-air with understanding and confidence
Report live and on-tape - scripted and unscripted
Appear at public and station events, as required
Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy and fairness
Vacation coverage as needed
Other duties, as assigned
Prepare and coordinate on-air material for daily newscasts
Ensure that daily show production deadlines are met, in consultation with executive producer and meteorologist
Knowledge of the WSI graphics computer
Ability to create creative graphics on the WSI computer
Contribute story ideas
Field produce, as needed
Other duties, as assigned
Innovative, organized, and results-oriented
Must have strong knowledge of local and national weather
Ability to assemble high quality video and editorial content
Ability to write and edit broadcast copy
Appear comfortable on camera
Ability to do live field reporting work on weather and news stories
Ability to work under deadline pressure
Must demonstrate leadership and people skills
Contribute to station’s digital & social media strategies
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Television weather producing/anchoring experience, preferably five years in top 20 market. AMS Seal required.
Degree in Meteorology or similar field
Available to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays
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