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Title Meteorologist (DMH)
Job Description Purpose of Position: Analyze and interpret meteorological data and prepare weather reports and forecasts for presentation on Denali Media television stations and websites.

Position’s Customer(s): Viewing audience; Chief Meteorologist, and News Director.

Essential Duties of Position:
• Responsible for developing weather forecasts and accompanying computer graphics, delivering on-air weathercasts, and live weather reports from the field.
• Uses surface and upper air stations, satellites and radar, studies maps, photographs and charts to predict long and short range weather conditions, operates computer graphic equipment to produce weather reports in televised broadcasts and website presentations.
• Communicates critical weather information, especially during severe weather, to producers and other critical staff members to ensure a consistent and accurate message to viewers.
• Follows Denali Media guidelines to maintain an interactive presence on social media platforms.
• Participates in story meetings.
• Reports on weather-related and community events for on-air broadcasts and web stream.
• Various shift work will be required and well as working on holidays.
• Adherence to clothing and appearance guidelines.
• Work in a cooperative fashion will all other newsroom personnel.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Thorough knowledge of all aspects of weather data interpretation and forecasting, including familiarity with computer hardware and software associated with such data retrieval and presentation.
• Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems, newsroom software, general office computer software and basic non-linear editing systems
• Ability to analyze weather patterns into current and forecast information
• Ability to deliver weather information in a concise and understandable way
• Excellent on-air camera skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Must have attention to detail
• Knowledge of station guidelines and code of ethics
• Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines.
• Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and outside clients

People Skills:
• Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public.
• Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines.
• Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potential stressful workloads.
• Excellent active listening skills with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff required.
• Self directed and takes the initiative on issues affecting the organization.
• Facilitate a positive team experience for team members.
• Neat, clean, professional appearance when in the field.

Years of Experience required to meet minimum qualifications: Two or more years experience as a meteorologist required.

Level of Education required to meet minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. BA/BS in Meteorology, Climatology, or Atmospheric Science preferred. A combination of relevant education and experience to perform the duties may contribute to years of experience on a year for year basis.

Certifications Required: Must be a Certified meteorologist (AMS/NWA)

Reporting Relationships:
Position reports to: Chief Meteorologist and Executive News Director
Number of Direct Reports: 0

Physical Requirements:
Office & Field Position: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes. Strength, stamina and coordination sufficient to perform job duties.

Working Conditions: Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned to field duties on occasion. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

Driving Requirements: Must possess and maintain a driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

EEO: GCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, and responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job.

JDemarest 1.2015
Dj 1.2015

Telecommute Available? No
Salary DOE
City Anchorage
State/Province Alaska
Employment Status Full-Time
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