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Meteorologist/Weather Assistant


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

WCBS-TV has an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate or a working, entry-level Meteorologist who has a passion for informing the public about weather in the #1 TV Market in the country.  We are seeking a part-time, “off-air” Meteorologist to prepare forecasts in conjunction with our weather anchors, create graphics for our on-air broadcasts and streaming platforms, and also provide written and oral weather briefings for our staff for planning purposes.  This is primarily a weekend position (2 days per week).


The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, creative individual who loves the science (the how & why) and more technical aspects of meteorology with an overall interest in translating technical weather information, into palatable, simple terminology for viewers.


Teamwork is essential as you will be working with our on-air talent to create the best possible story visually, and with clarity to best serve our viewers.


-        Local knowledge of the tri-state area is preferred & highly desired.


-        Strong weather analysis & forecasting skills are crucial.


-        WSI or comparable weather graphics system experience a plus, and preferred.


-        Strong communication skills

 -        Ability to meet quick deadlines and react to breaking news


-        Flexible scheduling and the ability to work in person during storm coverage is essential.


-        Expected to fill in and help in coverage during weekday shifts if needed.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City