Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Chief Meteorologist WSOC TV in Charlotte, NC at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/13/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WSOC-TV is looking for a Chief Meteorologist who will be responsible for the daily operations of our area’s most accurate forecasters: WSOC-TV’s Severe Weather Center 9 team.  

The successful candidate will be a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and is expected to have the ability to forecast accurately, to live storm track, create and develop detailed and easy to understand graphics and to ad lib flawlessly on TV and across social media and radio.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

  • Degreed Meteorologist must create and deliver the WSOC-TV weather forecast following researched formats and action plans.   
  • Must have the ability not only to forecast in weather market, but live storm track, using your skills to communicate not just data, but a forecast and its impact, in a way viewers and listeners will understand.  
  • Qualified candidates will be proficient in creating digital videos, social media engagement, ad-libbing live on TV, radio, live streams and Facebook Live. 
  • Work with and lead a team of meteorologists to deliver life-saving weather information to our audiences 24/7. 
  • Must be willing to work extended hours during impactful, severe weather events 
  • Must be able to pitch and create evergreen weather content to be used on television and digital platforms. 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Degree in Journalism, Communications, Science, or Other 
  • 5+ years television weathercaster, live storm tracking experience 
  • Completion of Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) program 
  • Requires strong computer skills, communication skills, social media skills 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG  

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements. We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.  

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.   

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that include medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and flexible time-off programs.   

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.   

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!  

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