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ViacomCBS Meteorologist (Freelance) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

REF#: 37743

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance


JOB LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA


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.).


Position Purpose: Develop weather forecasts using WSI Max. Deliver these forecasts, providing consistently accurate information and weather forecasts.

Primary Responsibilities:

§ Use the station’s weather technologies to develop & deliver live, accurate weather forecasts.

§ Track and deliver breaking weather information during times of weather emergency.

§ Interact on-air with other talent in a manner that builds the team and makes viewers feel comfortable with that team.

§ Work closely and cooperatively with news and promotions producers to promote the daily weather story and the station’s overall weather brand.

§ Use social media to promote the station’s weather coverage, build its weather brand, and drive traffic to the station’s website and streaming service, CBSN Pittsburgh


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

§ College degree required; degree in meteorology preferred.

§ AMS seal required, although we will consider candidates who are working toward their seal.

§ At least 2 years’ experience as a weather forecaster at a commercial television station.

§ Team player who can execute news managers’ goals for a particular newscast.

§ Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and act with appropriate urgency during times of breaking weather news.

§ Must be available to work weekend mornings and some weekday shifts.


EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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