University of Wisconsin–Madison

Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter

Location North Platte, Nebraska
Type Full time
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Apply by June 29, 2018
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Posted on May 10, 2018


KNOP/KNEP Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter
May 10, 2018

KNOP-TV and KNEP-TV, the NBC affiliates serving North Platte and Scottsbluff, are looking for a meteorologist/reporter to tell compelling stories on various platforms. This meteorologist will be based at KNOP’s studios in North Platte, Nebraska. This position will put together and present on-air weather forecasts for weekend newscasts, and fill in doing weather on weekdays mornings and evenings as needed. This person will work as a news reporter for their remaining days each week.

He/She will have opportunities to put together and present on-air weather forecasts for weekend evening newscasts and on other newscasts as needed. He/she will also be expected to push the envelope in developing compelling visuals and presentations with a hyper-local focus on the Western Nebraska markets. He/she will decide on the best way to tell the “weather story of the day.” During severe weather coverage, he/she would work with a team of meteorologists across the state to bring comprehensive and in-depth presentation of what is happening across Nebraska.

General Responsibilities:
• Provide weather forecasts for newscasts as assigned, as well as on various digital platforms

• Walk viewers through severe weather coverage as needed, using available tools to provide a comprehensive understanding of the weather

• Be ready and willing to work various schedules depending on the staffing needs of the station

• Perform all the regular duties of a reporter, from story ideas to shooting, editing, and going live, as well as posting on digital and social platforms

This position requires a high level of creativity and communication. He/she must have a background/degree in meteorology with a passion for cutting-edge presentation. Professional experience on air is also required. The select candidate must also have the ability to perform under deadline pressure. Familiarity with WSI Max, ENPS, Avid editing, and Sony ENG equipment a plus.


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