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FT Weekend/Digital Meteorologist/MSJ


West Sacramento, CA, US, 95605

West Sacramento

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  

CBS Sacramento is seeking a full-time MSJ weekend evening/ digital meteorologist to join our expanding team. This candidate must have a passion for weather and climate with the ability to create compelling content told through the CBS13 Getting Answers and First Alert Weather brands.  Our ideal candidate should have a proven and demonstrated ability to comfortably, confidently & conversationally, communicate with interviewees and viewers across all platforms (linear and digital).
Responsibilities will include weekend weather coverage (nightside) along with producing news and weather content across all digital platforms, including the 24/7 CBS Stream during the week.  This position will also play an integral role during impactful weather events and may be assigned to tag team coverage in studio or in the field. Occasional MSJ reporting in the field will be required on an “as-needed” basis as determined by the News Director. 
This candidate will be responsible for keeping a strong weather presence on all digital platforms by creating and promoting engaging content. This position requires strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and organize multiple priorities.  
Our ideal candidate must have a flexible schedule and be willing to fill-in if other meteorologists are sick or on vacation. This candidate will work directly under the News Director, Assistant News Director, and the Chief Meteorologist.
Basic Qualifications:
•    Knowledge of basic meteorology and ability to create a weather forecast
•    Strong social media and computer skills
•    Demonstrated on-camera skills
•    Shows strong enthusiasm and passion for weather and climate related stories
•    Candidate must be able to report scripted and unscripted news & weather in both live and pre-recorded formats
•    Candidate must be able to guide viewers smoothly through breaking news and weather situations with a calm demeanor
•    Ability to understand and effectively execute the First Alert weather brand and franchises
•    Ability to work rapidly, accurately and meet strict deadlines. 
•    Strong organizational skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
•    Ability to gather news content and basic camera and editing skills
Additional Qualifications:  
•    Prior experience forecasting and presenting weather on-air.
•    Prior knowledge of WSI MAX preferred but working knowledge of TV weather graphics required.
•    Prior on-air reporting experience as a multimedia journalist preferred. 
•    Experience reporting in the field with both live trucks and backpack streaming video preferred. 
•    Strong writing skills and understanding of television news and entertainment reporting techniques are essential.
•    Degree in atmospheric science or meteorology degree (or in process of earning one) required
•    AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) or National Weather Association (NWA) preferred. 




Hiring Salary Range: $70,000.00 - 80,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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Nearest Major Market: Sacramento