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WFFT | Meteorologist/Multi-Media Journalist

WFFT FOX 55 in Fort Wayne, Indiana is looking for an engaging, social media savvy Meteorologist/Multi-skilled Journalist for our evening newscast.

Posted: May. 24, 2018 8:40 AM

WFFT FOX 55 in Fort Wayne, Indiana is looking for an engaging, social media savvy Meteorologist/Multi-skilled Journalist for our evening newscast. Qualified applicants must have a meteorology or similar degree, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team atmosphere. The ideal candidate will have experience with severe weather and will be able to use a broad range of technology. The ideal candidate will also shoot, write and edit stories for the station website, while embracing social media tools for expanding weather coverage and storytelling.

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Roles and Responsibilities:
Gather, analyze and present on-air weather data with clear, concise, and interesting weather segments utilizing the upgraded MAX weather system
Build weather forecasts and produce computer graphics
Keep up-to-date on the latest weather data gathering and delivery methods
Pitch, shoot, write and edit stories
Write & post stories on station website and social media platforms

Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Meteorology or related field
Three years of experience in live television as a meteorologist
Demonstrated experience writing, reporting, shooting, and editing video
Strong communication skills (written/oral) for on-air delivery
Ability to work under pressure and meet daily assigned deadlines
Applicable knowledge of multiplatform news gathering tools and resources including digital media
Valid driver's license and good driving record
Must work well in a team environment

To be considered for the position, you must include a link to your reel or online portfolio on your resume and a list of references. All candidates must pass a background check and drug screen before employment.
If you meet these requirements, please submit your resume, references and reel to:
rhirsch@wfft.com

The station is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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