CBS Corporation Per Diem Meteorologist in Chicago, Illinois

Per Diem Meteorologist

REF#: 28365

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Anchor Weather segments on news shows, as needed.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

ANCHOR:

  • Present Weather information on-air with understanding and confidence

  • Report live and on-tape - scripted and unscripted

  • Appear at public and station events, as required

  • Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy and fairness

  • Vacation coverage as needed

  • Other duties, as assigned

PRODUCER:

  • Prepare and coordinate on-air material for daily newscasts

  • Ensure that daily show production deadlines are met, in consultation with executive producer and meteorologist

  • Knowledge of the WSI graphics computer

  • Ability to create creative graphics on the WSI computer

  • Monitor weather

  • Contribute story ideas

  • Field produce, as needed

  • Other duties, as assigned

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Innovative, organized, and results-oriented

  • Must have strong knowledge of local and national weather

  • Ability to assemble high quality video and editorial content

  • Ability to write and edit broadcast copy

  • Appear comfortable on camera

  • Ability to do live field reporting work on weather and news stories

  • Ability to work under deadline pressure

  • Must demonstrate leadership and people skills

  • Contribute to station’s digital & social media strategies

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Preferred:

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Television weather producing/anchoring experience, preferably five years in top 20 market. AMS Seal required.

  • Degree in Meteorology or similar field

  • Available to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled