MMJ- Wknd Meteorologist

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About WTAP:

WTAP is THE main voice in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We may be among the smallest TV stations in America, but we are also one of the most dynamic. With state-of-the-art technology, a terrific on-air look, and a dynamic digital presence … you’ll be proud of the work you’ll do here. And you’ll grow quickly because there is so much opportunity! You’ll get to explore whatever you want to do in the communications field, whether it’s on-camera, behind-the-scenes, or in sales. The WTAP team is involved in the communities we cover. From covering high school sports, to participating in local events, to helping small businesses grow and thrive through commercials and mobile products, WTAP does it all. And we do it all – together.

The Mid-Ohio Valley includes the communities of Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH and the 50-mile area surrounding them. It’s the kind of place where you can walk down the street and say “hi” to people and they’ll say “hi” right back at you! It’s the kind of place where local news-people become like family to the viewers and on-line readers they serve and communicate with. There are wonderful parks, great hiking and biking areas, high-quality restaurants, and shopping – whether you like a mall or the uniqueness of small stores on main street. Our area is big on heritage and the many fairs and festival reflect that passion. Marietta College gives its hometown a New England feel. Ohio University and the community of Athens, Ohio, are nearby. The Ohio River is the common thread that runs through everything and the Blennerhassett State Park, located on an island of the same name very close to Parkersburg, is a historic and beautiful place to get away to on a summer day.

There’s much to see and do within a couple of hours drive from our location in Western West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. Whitewater rafting, snow skiing and so much more are available in the mountains of West Virginia. The locally situated Mid-Ohio Valley regional airport and airports in Charleston, West Virginia, and Akron, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio, give you access to anywhere you want to go. Wherever you may travel though, our area is proud of its history and heritage with roots in oil and industry which have helped shape our region into what it is today. WTAP’s commitment to serve the Mid-Ohio Valley, the place that we call home, shows that it doesn’t matter what the market size… we are here doing what really matters.

Job Summary:

WTAP is looking for a Weekend Meteorologist/MMJ. A meteorological background would be helpful, but someone who enjoys digging into the weather and presenting it in a mostly ad-libbed fashion, and who can communicate it in a friendly, down-to-earth, not-overly-scientific way, would be best. Successful candidates will anchor weathercasts on our four weekend newscasts, Saturday & Sunday (6:00pm & 11:00pm). The person will also report news three days a week. Our MMJ’s are also asked to be able to enterprise 2 original/workable news stories for coverage each day. Candidates will use TVUs. The successful candidate must be detail oriented, organized and an effective leader/communicator in the newsroom. The shift runs Wednesday - Sunday, hours vary. The position works some extra hours for weather & news coverage.

General Responsibilities:

• This position is responsible for preparing and delivering accurate and reliable weather reports over multiple platforms
• Prepare and deliver urgent weather updates, interrupting regular programming as necessary
• Report and/or produce for news three days a week
• Write and produce content for multiple media platforms
• Perform other duties as needed and assigned
• Make community appearances on behalf of the station

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, meteorology or related field required
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Knowledgeable with WSI MAX is a plus
• A valid driver`s license and a good driving record
• Professional appearance a must
• Must be able to use discretion, best judgment in searching for news stories and have solid journalistic/ethical skills

Additional Info:

https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings.

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