Weekend Meteorologist Katc

The E.W. Scripps Company Lafayette , LA 70593

Posted 2 months ago

Primary Purpose:

The weekend meteorologist is responsible for preparing and delivering accurate weather reports for the weekend newscasts.

Key Activities

The primary processes you conduct in your role

  • Prepare and deliver daily weathercasts utilizing all available weather data and graphics computers

  • Prepare and deliver urgent weather updates interrupting regular programming as necessary

  • Prepare and deliver all weathercast materials over a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to: TV, Radio, Internet, Newspaper

  • Assist management in evaluations of potential new weather data gathering and presentation computers

  • Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas

  • Report live from event sites or mobile broadcast unit.

  • Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms.

  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.

  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.

  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research

  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Computer literacy required, including weather and newsroom computer systems.

  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.

  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar editing equipment.

  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.

  • Proficient at posting content to various websites.

  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Work Environment

  • Valid driver's license, driving record in compliance with station policy, and proof of insurability (liability limits of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident/$50,000 property as defined by station policy).

Additional Requirements

Lifting RequiredNO

Driving RequiredNO

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.


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