JOB POSTING: Weekend Meteorologist
JOB SUMMARY: KOTA-TV is looking for a dynamic weather anchor who absolutely loves forecasting weather. And what better place than the challenging climate of the Black Hills of South Dakota? Our viewing area stretches all the way to the Big Horn Mountains deep in northern Wyoming and east to the Missouri River. The weather here is always changing: blizzards, severe thunderstorms spawning hail events and tornados, Chinook winds--the area has it all. Expect to learn from the best--our weather team has three veteran meteorologists with a combined 45 years of experience. We broadcast three newscasts every Saturday and Sunday and prioritize our Digital Content through social media. The successful candidate should have a meteorology degree and accredited weather seals. The candidate must possess strong communication skills, have a passion for reporting on science and climate and a personality that engages viewers in western South Dakota.
RESPONSIBILITIES: (These are responsibilities included for the job, but are not limited to the following)
- Prepare forecasts for newscasts and digital platforms
- Live coverage in-studio and in the field for severe and impactful weather
- Other duties as assigned
- Participate in community events and make public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned
- Must have a good driving record
- Must be able to handle on-air responsibilities
- Must be a strong writer with solid news judgment
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ABOUT KOTA: KOTA is the ABC affiliate in Rapid City at the base of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The newsroom oversees two stations--KOTA and KEVN, the region’s Fox affiliate. KOTA and KEVN and the market leaders for local news, sports and weather and recently moved into a new, state of the art facility. KOTA and KEVN feature separate brands. Both stations cover the Black Hills area of South Dakota as well as parts of eastern Wyoming. Our teams produce six daily newscasts and six-weekend newscasts. KOTA & KEVN are located in Rapid City, SD television DMA Market 169, a community of approximately 100,000 television HH.
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