WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY, has an opportunity for a high energy, highly skilled meteorologist to join our Weather Team. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science, but can tell a relatable weather story. Our next meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, convey an appropriate tone of urgency and authority in severe weather coverage, summarize complicated information, and stay cool under pressure. This meteorologist will be assigned to weekend weather anchoring, fill-in for weekday meteorologists and reporting.
During work hours, you'll be in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility. In off hours, you'll be surrounded by some of the best ski areas in the country, scenic mountains, and some of the most beautiful waterways in the country.
Give our viewers the weather forecast with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather storytelling and graphics.
Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events
Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV and on our digital platforms.
Will use all the technology and tools available to us including the WSI weather system, to tell an intriguing weather story
Could be deployed in the field during weather events
Gather news and information
Summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast
In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.
Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
Dynamic and authoritative on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data
Proficient in using WSI and other graphics and technology
Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to tell a compelling weather story
Radar experience preferred
Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics.