Posting Job Description
Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.
Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.
The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.
Being on our team means You're ready to inspire and be inspired! You're passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
What we're looking for:
Prepares and delivers daily weather segments. Presents current and upcoming weather using radar maps and other visual aids.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Gathers and accurately interprets meteorological information
Operates and utilizes multiple computer graphics systems to present weather information
Produces weather products for partner newspapers and radio stations
Makes public appearances on behalf of station acting as an ambassador for the company
Coordinates with news department when weather conditions produce news coverage scenarios
Adeptly covers live severe weather coverage under extremely dynamic high pressure situations
Engage viewers with updated forecast on digital platform
Experienced and adept with the latest knowledge needed in operating, interpreting and explaining data from live radar
Must attain and maintain professional appearance determined by department head
Perform other duties as assigned
Skill/Abilities and Knowledge
Knowledge of synoptic meteorology, tropical, and radar meteorology
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate within Spectrum Networks
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English
Attention to detail
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately
Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking weather news and high-stress situations
Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems required. Working knowledge of: general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems a plus
Must have exceptional on-camera skills
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Meteorology required
National Weather Association (NWA) and/or the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal preferred but not required
2+ Experience forecasting and presenting weathercasts
Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:
Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
Participation in an established on-call rotation
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