Full Time Job

Meteorologist

Gray Television

Colorado Springs, CO 5 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
We understand that life needs balance. That is why we offer our employees and eligible family members a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Safe harbor 401(k) Plan with matching and profit sharing contributions
• Major Medical, dental, and vision plan options
• Employer contributions towards HSA plans
• Flex benefits, including healthcare and dependent care FSA plans
• Employer Paid Life
• Short and Long-term disability
• Voluntary plans, including hospital indemnity, critical illness, whole life and accident insurance
• 10 paid company holidays, plus PTO
• Wellness initiatives and other exciting work-life programs

About KKTV:

KKTV is located in picturesque Downtown Colorado Springs in Colorado, and with breathtaking views of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, it's immediately easy to see why people are flocking to colorful Southern Colorado! KKTV 11 News is the Breaking News and Weather Leader in Southern Colorado, and we always put the safety of our viewers first. With more than 65 years of excellence in the community, a multitude of awards including Emmy, Murrow, and Colorado Broadcaster's Association awards, and state-of-the-art technology, being the leader in the community is integral to the culture of KKTV. Our departments work together as a team to serve our community. We are involved with local non-profits like Pikes Peak United Way and Care and Share Food Bank, and we sponsor fun events like the annual Christmas parade and balloon festival. We work hard and we also like to have fun together. Southern Colorado is our home, and we strive every day to make it an even better place to live and work.

Job Summary/Description: Job Pay (Hourly/Salary): $40K - 65K DOE

To present a professional image and to demonstrate a strong knowledge of meteorology. To set the standard for station weather and provide direction to other members of the weather staff with emphasis on accuracy, timeliness and a highly professional and polished image.

Duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):
• Produce a high quality and accurate weather forecast for weekday newscasts with an emphasis on state-of-the-art computer graphics for air presentation.
• Effectively tell the weather story of the day and understand that weather is an integral part of the overall newscast, weather and traffic mobile app, social media and on-line at KKTV.com.
• Passion for breaking weather and willingness to work alternate hours if need be for severe weather coverage.
• Ability to apply meteorological knowledge to enhance traffic segments on and off air.
• Fill in on alternate newscasts as assigned and assist Chief Meteorologist in Breaking Weather/Severe Weather situations.
• Public appearances as a station representative maintaining a professional image both on air and off.
• Provide useful information via all social media platforms.
• Employee is held accountable for all duties of the position including generate content for web channel KKTV.com.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• College degree in meteorology. Seals of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society are preferred, but certainly not necessary. Three (3) years as a weather anchor at a broadcast station.
• A clean driving record, ability to drive in various weather conditions and valid driver's license is a requirement of this position.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkp650-3-229-124-74-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.