WOI Local 5 News, the TEGNA station in Des Moines, IA is seeking a meteorologist and multi-skilled journalist to join the most accurate weather team in the market. We’re looking for someone who loves covering severe weather and understands the importance of keeping our viewers safe.
Our next meteorologist/MSJ needs strong communication skills, will have a team-first mentality, an engaging personality, and a passion for winning severe weather coverage. This person will be passionate about forecasting and also telling science-based stories, enterprising stories and developing user-generated content in a way that engages all audiences on all platforms. The best candidate for this position has excellent writing, researching, and editing skills.
Working knowledge of WSI and Edius is a plus.
• Provide accurate weather forecasts using the most accurate weather technology in a multi-platform environment
• Create digital and social content multiple times a day and create differentiated weather segments for broadcast
• Produce clean and informative graphics to tell the weather story
• Interact live with the audiences on multiple platforms, especially during severe or disruptive weather
• Produce, shoot, write, and edit news stories and use engaging graphics
• Communicate and guide the content teams for aggressive, smart weather coverage when our consumers need it on all platforms
• Work in the field to show various elements of severe weather situations
• Make public appearances
• Perform other tasks as required by the chief and other news managers
• Bachelor of Science in Meteorology preferred
• One-year on-air experience is preferred but will consider entry-level
• Demonstrated ability to provide accurate weather forecasts using the latest weather technology in a multi-platform environment
• Exceptional online and social media skills
• Must actively participate in social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
• Knowledge of WSI necessary and knowledge of Edius a plus
Work Environment: Outdoors
Physical Demands: Light work
Travel: Occasionally: 10-25%
Work Environment Set: Outdoors: performed in various outdoor environmental conditions
Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.