The Weather Producer has editorial and meteorological responsibility and accountability for all weather content included in one of TWCs programs or
They will ensure that each show covers relevant weather events through compelling stories and that those stories are told in the proper order with visual components that are both accurate and meet (or exceed) TWC standards and style. The weather producer will work closely with on-camera
meteorologists to ensure that their weather storytelling is well-organized, well-prepared, and includes language that connects most effectively with our target television audience(s). The Weather Producer will also be responsible for creating and updating daily weather graphics to support TWC programming.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Conceive of and create new weather and science-based stories for the assigned program or day part
- Stay aware of current meteorological pattern and contribute stories to the weather-content editorial process
- Drive the inclusion and prioritization of weather stories in the assigned program or day part, creates graphics, and /or commissions the creation and/or acquisition of supporting visual content.
- Mine all available resources, including social media, for possible weather story ideas & content
- Coordinate with show producers and fellow weather producers to assure continuity in weather storytelling
- Prepare content using multiple graphic platforms including TruVu Max, Google Earth, Vizrt, and Gibson Ridge
- Produce weather blocks that are well-organized, well prepared and targets a television audience
- Maintain proficiency with software changes to TruVu Max and other graphics systems. Ensure that TWC is first-to-air visually and verbally with all breaking weather information
- Support coverage of significant weather events, including working extra hours and days outside of normally scheduled shifts
- Create weather graphics that are meteorologically correct and tell an engaging weather story.
Education, Experience, Certification Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, design, or a related field
- 3 years of meteorological experience to include 3 years of television or graphics building experience
- 1 year experience using TruVu Max weather systems
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Possesses exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills.
- Experience using Photoshop, AfterEffects, and 3D modeling software is a plus
- Exhibits creative problem solving skills and unique resourcefulness in order to complete tasks
- Knowledge of social media and its role in the information and content gathering process
- Thorough comprehension of numerical models
- Dependable and flexible in a 24x7 operational environment.
- Shows good multi-tasking and trouble-shooting skills.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of TruVu Max weather systems
- Ability to manage multiple projects, involving cross-functional teams, in an efficient manner.
- Customer focused, innovative, and self-motivated.
- Displays strong collaborative skills and works effectively through conflict.
- Effectively contributes to team goals within a highly interactive, and at times, stressful environment.
- Maintains high standards for product, performance, and ethics.
- Quickly learns and applies new technologies and leads others in new initiatives.
- Receives feedback constructively and incorporates that feedback into work products and performance.
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills
- Ability to disseminate complex meteorological information in a useable and understandable manner