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WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY, has an opportunity for a high energy, highly skilled meteorologist to join our Weather Team. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science, but can tell a relatable weather story. Our next meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, convey an appropriate tone of urgency and authority in severe weather coverage, summarize complicated information, and stay cool under pressure. This meteorologist will be assigned to weekend weather anchoring, fill-in for weekday meteorologists and reporting.


During work hours, you’ll be in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility. In off hours, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best ski areas in the country, scenic mountains, and some of the most beautiful waterways in the country.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Give our viewers the weather forecast with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather storytelling and graphics.

Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events

Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV and on our digital platforms.

Will use all the technology and tools available to us including the WSI weather system, to tell an intriguing weather story

Could be deployed in the field during weather events

Gather news and information

Summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast

Qualifications Requirements:

In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.

Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage

Dynamic and authoritative on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation

Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data

Proficient in using WSI and other graphics and technology

Excellent forecasting and on-air skills

Strong organizational skills

Ability to tell a compelling weather story

Radar experience preferred

Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics. 

Education:

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field or equivalent experience

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About Hearst Television

We are Hearst Television, a national multimedia company. We own and operate 30 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, reaching approximately 21 million US television households. Our mission is to be No. 1 in broadcasting, achieving that status with integrity, respect and community spirit.

That’s the bigger picture. But there’s another story here too. A story of an award-winning, diverse, stable, supportive employer, guided by strong principles and engaged, involved professionals who believe in what they do.

Culture

Television is a high profile medium, and most people will recognize the Hearst name. But, within Hearst, Hearst Television has a distinctive culture of our own and a track record to be proud of in our own right. Our success is built on how we support our people, support our communities and always place integrity at the center of every action we take.

Because Hearst Television is an established, stable organization with real history and heritage, we have values, a vision and a leadership style that are firmly embedded in our operations. There’s definitely an identifiable ‘Hearst Way’ of doing things: supporting your colleagues, acting with integrity, and always thinking about the bigger picture when making decisions.

Values

Our Leadership Values set a code of standards for our employees in their relationships with colleagues, customers, audiences and the communities we serve. Our values include:

Set the highest standards of integrity, character, honesty and fairness. Articulate a clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Communicate effectively. Help others succeed. Respect and trust your colleagues. Value different skills, talent and ideas. Recognize good performances. Be customer focused. Be passionate and take pride in what you do. Have fun and WIN!

Vision

We recently conducted focus groups with employees from more than 50% of our stations – with the objective of better understanding our culture, our shared ways of working and the features of Hearst Television that people prized the most. The findings were genuinely fascinating. People who work here love the way that they have a voice and opportunities to express themselves. While we may be part of the wider Hearst Corporation, we still have a family feel and a collaborative, supportive environment. There’s a sense of community, and an appreciation of the stability that comes with life in a big organization. At the same time, everybody recognizes that we’re ambitious too. We’re established, but not set in our ways. Big, but never slow to move. Above all, it’s our integrity that counts the most. We’re renowned for bringing the news to our communities with sincerity and transparency. People trust us – and that makes our employees proud to work here.

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Diversity

Entry-Level

The Fred Young Hearst Television Producer Fellowship

The Story is Yours

Veterans

Our Career Areas

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story waiting to unfold. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way - it's all up to you.

The opportunities at Hearst Television are wide-ranging, in career areas including:

Digital | News | Advertising Sales | Creative | Production | Radio | Advertising Operations | Engineering & IT | Business Operations

Our Bigger Picture

Community

At Hearst Television, supporting our communities is very important to us. We also extend that same high level of support to our employee community. We will reach out to individual stations in times of need. Like when employees from all over the country traveled to New Orleans to help our overwhelmed local station there cover Hurricane Katrina – and then help our New Orleans employees start putting their own lives back together.

As a broadcaster, the work we do plays a vital role in connecting communities and bringing people together. We take the time to really understand the communities we operate in, because we feel a sense of connection to those places. It’s this sense of commitment that led to two Hearst Television stations winning the NAB Service to America Award. In 2014, WCVB won this prestigious award for their coverage of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. In 2017, WMUR won for their recurring series of segments which have the goal of finding permanent adoptive homes for the more than 700 children in New Hampshire who live in out-of-home placement. We also strongly believe in supporting employees who engage in charity work and volunteer initiatives.

Our HTV Family

‘Hearst Family’ has come to mean something very important to our employees. It means that they’re a part of something special here - we’re an organization that treats people well, values relationships with communities and looks after its employees and their careers.

We like to think that everyone in our organization feels like part of an extended family, because of the values, beliefs and shared sense of purpose that bring us together. We’re all passionate about being a trusted news source for our communities. This attitude empowers every employee to achieve more, to make a difference and to see the impact of their endeavors. For us, that’s what being a good employer means. It’s a real commitment that we have to supporting one another. If you need help learning about an aspect of our industry, or how to advance in your career, the ‘Hearst Family’ – your management team and colleagues – will be there for you. At its core, Hearst Television is a family company. We’re family friendly, and our culture incorporates a family atmosphere.

Diversity

We foster a culture of diversity, stability and support not only within our stations, but within our wider communities. We strive to open the broadcast industry to individuals from all backgrounds and perspectives by reaching out to emerging talent, and through supporting organizations like:

• The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation • The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media • The National Association of Black Journalists • The National Association of Hispanic Journalists • The Asian American Journalists Association • T. Howard Foundation

Benefits We offer

Hearst Television takes a personal interest in the long-term physical and financial health of its employees. That’s why we offer a range of employee benefits to make sure the ‘Hearst Family’ stays healthy and strong.

Health & Welfare

Hearst Television employees can choose between two health insurance plans, two dental plan options, and have access to additional benefits including a VSP vision plan, a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account, a Health Savings Account and an Employee Assistance Program.

Retirement & Income Protection

Hearst Television employees can participate in a 401(k) Savings Plan upon being hired. Employees can make both pre-tax and post-tax contributions, which are partially matched by Hearst Television, into a pre-assembled Retirement Fund. Employees are automatically enrolled into this plan, and Hearst Television also provides a contribution regardless of employee participation. Additional benefits include basic and supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability.

Work/Life Programs

Other Hearst Television employee benefits include:

• Adoption and Surrogacy Expense Benefit • Auto and Home Group Insurance • Magazine Discounts • Paid Time Off • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing • WageWorks Commuter Benefit • Wellthy Family Care

Mobility & Station List

At Hearst Television, we pride ourselves on our commitment to employee mobility - and on our network of award-winning stations. Moving from one station to another is an opportunity that many of our employees are more than happy to pursue. Whether you're looking for your next career advancement opportunity, or you're just looking for the perfect environment to work in, you've got a wealth of career paths to explore with a truly diverse range of stations, locations and roles.

Awards

During our long history, we’ve been recognized with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and innovation. Each and every win represents a team effort by an outstanding team of individuals, all of whom are able to share in the feeling of pride and accomplishment that these awards inspire.

Walter Cronkite Awards (10)

Record 10 consecutive awards through 2018

Peabody Awards (7)

Since 2002, including WTAE-TV Pittsburgh (2015)

Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia Award

WBAL-TV Baltimore and lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller

National Murrow Awards (3)

KCRA-TV Sacramento for Overall Excellence, KCCI-TV Des Moines for Excellence in Writing and WDSU-TV New Orleans for Breaking News Coverage (2018)

Sigma Delta Chi Award

KCCI-TV Des Moines, Feature Reporting (2018)

National Headliner Awards (13)

Including 4 first place wins for 2018

National Gabriel Awards

WMUR-TV Manchester for Documentary, Local Release (2018)

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards (28)

Including KCCI-TV Des Moines, KCRA-TV Sacramento, KMBC-TV/KCWE-TV Kansas City, KOAT-TV Albuquerque, WCVB-TV Boston, WDSU-TV New Orleans, WESH-TV Orlando, WGAL-TV Lancaster, WISN-TV Milwaukee, WLKY-TV Louisville, WMUR-TV Manchester, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh and WVTM-TV Birmingham (2018)

National Association of Broadcasters Award

WMUR-TV Manchester won a NAB Service to America Award for 'Home at Last' (2017)

What’s it like to work at Hearst Television?

A career at Hearst Television is full of opportunities. From your first day you'll be provided with the necessary training, support and development opportunities to excel and progress. Here you can be the bigger picture, and make a notable impact to the way things work. Growth is at the heart of our ethos, and we believe in keeping with the times. Evolving to meet new requirements and spotting opportunities to implement change. Now is your time to join a team that values every member, always thrives to achieve more and works together to get the best results.

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Hearst Television is an Equal Opportunity Employer with respect to females, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at HTV.careers@hearst.com.