Weekend Meteorologist

About KOSA:

CBS 7 News is the top-rated, long-time news leader in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico.

Based in Midland/Odessa, we pride ourselves in being the dominant player in a highly competitive market where there is never a shortage of news that impacts people on the regional level, throughout the state of Texas and very often on the national stage.

Our team of professionals is committed to sharing the most compelling stories every day…and we know that requires outstanding writers, creative photographers and an innovative production team. Whether we’re following local officers to the nation’s capital to remember their fallen brothers; travelling to Marine boot camp to highlight a local man’s journey; covering a hometown president (George W. Bush) during his eight years in office; or tracking the latest developments in the oil and gas industry – KOSA is located at the epicenter of some of the most important news stories of our generation.

As the only community in the country with an International Air and Space Port, travel to and from Midland from anywhere in the world (and very soon even out of the world!) is quick and easy. We are also nestled in a picturesque region of Texas, often referred to as a hidden jewel that makes for exciting weekend trips for the outdoors adventurer or the lover of rare or unique art.

Learn more about KOSA at http://www.cbs7.com

Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Generate forecasts separate from the National Weather Service by analyzing data and reading/understanding model data

  • Must be flexible and willing to work unexpected hours for severe weather

  • Must possess excellent ad lib skills and be able to drive long-form severe weather coverage solo or in a team setting both in the studio and on location

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots when required

  • Strong social media skills, including an active news presence on Twitter and Facebook

  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in meteorology or related field. CBM or AMS certified

  • Professional appearance a must

  • Applicant must also have valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.

  • Pre-employment and random drug testing are conditions of employment

  • Must possess a valid driver`s license with a good driving record

  • Must be able to carry 25-30 pounds of field news equipment on an as-needed basis

  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems preferred