CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - KCRG-TV9, the top rated station in Eastern Iowa (market 87) is seeking an Weekend Meteorologist to join our team.
This position would work with an experienced team of meteorologists to meet station goals around weather coverage. The shift would primarily produce weather forecasts for the newscasts and digital platforms on weekend evenings, but also fill-in on other newscasts as needed.
When not assigned to newscast weather coverage, this position would assist the digital team in updating and maintaining digital platforms, including website and social media content.
This position requires strong development and delivery of weather forecasts on camera, focused on forecasting and explaining the coming weather for eastern Iowa. Iowa has a diverse climate of weather events - from tornadoes to blizzards. Our weather team is also very digitally focused. This position would be expected to produce compelling weather content specifically for social media, the station website and station apps, as well. KCRG-TV9's weather team has a strong community outreach focus and this position is expected to take part in that, as well. We are looking for someone excited about forecasting weather, creatively minded, and willing to learn and grow as part of a strong team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Produce and anchor weather forecasts for newscasts.
-Update weather and news content station website and social media.
-Assist on-air, online or in the field with severe weather coverage.
-Build and develop graphics using WSI software.
-Attend/host/speak at community service, schools and community events; meet and greet viewers
-Various shift work will be required; some holiday work is required
-Perform other duties as assigned
• Previous on-air meteorologist experience.
• A Bachelor’s degree in meteorology or related field OR equivalent experience.
• A valid driver’s license, with a clean driving record, is required