Who We Need & What You’ll Do
The Radio Broadcaster is responsible for broadcasting impact-driven weather forecasts to the hundreds of AccuWeather radio stations and television stations/cable systems across the United States. The Radio Broadcaster to use individual creativity and “ad lib” techniques as each AccuWeather radio report is tailored to specific standards/needs of the station. Additional responsibilities include certain aspects in management of the department when the supervisor is not working.
The Radio Broadcaster will work at AccuWeather’s Headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania.
Who We Are
AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania; a severe weather center in Wichita, Kansas; and offices in New York City and elsewhere around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their activities and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, digital out of home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.
- Delivery of weather forecasts to radio stations and television stations/cable systems.
- Creation of different versions of forecasts using "ad lib" techniques and individual creativity to match vocal delivery and style to each particular client's needs.
- Editing of forecasts to ensure proper factual information, keeping with the clients’ needs.
- Social Media Posts for radio stations, posting the daily forecast and updating posts during severe weather events.
- Maintaining databases of pre-determined client schedules in order to keep on-schedule for delivery of forecasts and non-weather content.
- Being responsive to clients’ problems in order to resolve issues and deliver quality products.
- Delivery of non-weather content such as Soap Opera Updates to Audio Clients
- Manipulation of content provided by News Writers and outside vendors for use by individual clients.
- Assumption of some supervisory responsibilities when the manager is absent.
- Other duties as assigned.
- BA in Broadcasting and/or Broadcast Journalism and 1-3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Knowledge of the Radio Broadcast Industry is required
- Demonstrated ability in effectively communicating in the AP Broadcast style
- Demonstrated conversational, authoritative, and interesting voices and deliveries
- Strong communication skills to speak with AccuWeather meteorologist, journalists and other broadcasters
- Ability to creatively word factual information to fulfill clients’ needs
- Demonstrated problem-solver: Able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
- Ability to work mathematical concepts specific to broadcasting, such as time calculations and "backtiming" are essential
- Able to prioritize job tasks in a coherent and logical manner
- Ability to interpret clients’ concerns and formulate appropriate responses, based on all factors.
- Computer use is required.
- Ability to create and post weather updates on social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
- Must be available to be on-call during one full workweek and one weekend, at least once a month (on a rotating schedule) to cover shifts with the radio team if unable to find a replacement. On-call involves round-the-clock coverage.
More About AccuWeather
AccuWeather's innovation-first promise has led to the development of many award-winning and propriety features that are available free to the public, including AccuWeather MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy ™, the exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, among many other revolutionary products for the greater safety, convenience and comfort of our users. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other businesses in the U.S. and globally.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here.
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