4th Meteorologist (KSWO)
KSWO-TV 7 NEWS
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KSWO-TV, the television station is located in the bull’s eye of tornado alley in Lawton Oklahoma, is seeking a Meteorologist to join our weather team. Skywarn 7 weather continuously tracks severe weather using the latest technology; keeping our viewers up to date with the latest weather information. The Skywarn 7 yearly weather special has won awards from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters throughout the years.
Responsibilities of our Meteorologist include analyze and interpret meteorological data for forecasts in newscasts; shoot, write, and edit weather stories; track storms using Weather Central’s: Fusion and 3D: Live and ESP: LIVE radar; cover and track severe weather in the DMA during variable hours in the field; operate computer graphics equipment; and update company website and 24/7 weather channel. The SkyWARN 7 Weather Team has a long tradition of being the severe weather leader in this two state television market. So, the successful candidate will have a good understanding of severe weather in tornado alley, and be willing to work long and sometimes extended hours covering severe weather. In addition to covering weekend weathercast duties, you'll work two weekdays producing for the 4pm and 5pm weather shows, the meteorologist is also required to fill-in for the chief meteorologist or morning meteorologist when necessary, prepare weather-related packages for our annual severe weather program, and make public appearances to schools and civic groups. This job may also require other duties that are deemed necessary by our chief meteorologist, news director, and station management.
The qualified candidate will have knowledge and/or understanding of Weather Central’s LIVE and 3D: Live graphics systems, as well as ESP: LIVE radar; excellent written, computer and communications skills; the ability to establish organizational processes and procedures; work and cope under time pressure and have demonstrated team leadership. Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or related field from four-year College and prior broadcast experience required. AMS and/or NWA Seal or eligibility for certification preferred. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
Please send resume and demo/DVD to: KSWO-TV, Attn: Chief Meteorologist, PO Box708, Lawton, OK 73502; or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KSWO-TV 7 News has served the Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas area since 1953 with pride and enthusiasm! You Can Count on Us! For more information please visit our website at www.kswo.com.
KSWO-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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