Meteorologist – KWCH
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If you love weather, you’re going to love KWCH-TV in Wichita, Kansas! Nestled in the heart of tornado alley, Wichita is a true four season city. Our massive statewide coverage area means it could be snowing in one part of the viewing area and sunny and 60 degrees in another. We are the number one rated television station where weather matters every single day! You’ll be working with a talented team to grow your skills and prepare, protect and inform our viewers on all platforms.
We are looking for a meteorologist who can bring energy, excitement and humor to our #1 rated morning show. Besides being a solid meteorologist who knows the science, you have to be a storyteller and not a data dumper. You’ll have the latest technology to use (Max Reality 3D graphics) and the constant opportunity to push the envelope with new graphics to story tell. This is a rare opportunity as it’s typically decades between openings to be a KWCH meteorologist. If you have the skills, the drive and are one of the biggest reasons viewers watch your station now, we want to hear from you!
Produce and present multiple weather reports for newscasts and digital platforms.
Can articulate and identify the big weather story to help drive content decisions.
Ability to showcasing nuisance weather and the understanding of how it’s just as impactful to viewers.
Use social media to engage viewers and provide updated forecasts and impact graphics.
Work with producers to develop a daily weather plan.
Coordinate with weather and news team for comprehensive severe weather coverage.
Available for breaking and severe weather events as needed.
Participate in promotional and station events.
At least two years experience required; four or more preferred. CBM/NWA certifications ideal, but will work with you to obtain. Experience with severe weather essential and ability to handle continuous coverage when necessary. Knowledge of WSI (The Weather Company) MAX applications helpful. Ability to multi-task in a high pace environment across multiple channels and platforms. Ability to forecast weather in a DMA that has a vast array of weather, sometimes all at the same time. Can easily ad-lib; knows how to transition from humor and lighter comments to urgent weather delivery. A team player that is innovative in their daily storytelling.
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