Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc
Grand Junction, CO
June 20, 2022
Job Type
Full Time


Job Description

The Meteorologist forecast weather conditions and produces and anchors weather reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.


Additional Job Description

o    Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms.

o    Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

o    Writes and delivers weather stories in a clear and concise manner.

o    Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content.

o    Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.

o    Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.

o    Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.

o    Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

o    Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.

o    Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.


Requirements & Skills:

o    Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

o    Fluency in English.

o    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.

o    Minimum five years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)

o    Superior on-air presence.

o    Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.

o    Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.

o    Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

o    Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

o    Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.

o    Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.

o    Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

o    Flexibility to work any shift.


Annual Salary: $31,200.00 - $35,360.00 and up, commensurate with experience


·         A career path to grow your professional experiences

·         Full medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as certain other health and wellness benefits

·         Retirement savings plan with company match

·         Other key company benefits include disability accident insurance, hospital indemnity, critical illness, life insurance, AD&D, ID protection, and employee assistance program. More details about timing and conditions of benefits eligibility and other plan terms and conditions will be provided upon hire.

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