KOAM News Now is developing its meteorologist candidate pool in anticipation of future opportunities in our award-winning weather department. A trusted partner within the Four State Area (where Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma touch), KOAM is a vital resource for the community it serves. Apply to join the KOAM Sky Watch Weather Team. Candidates should be able to deliver accurate forecasts and inform our viewers of how the weather story impacts them. Joplin/Pittsburg is a busy weather market, ranked as one of the top 5 severe weather markets in the country.

Candidates should be willing to work any day, any shift. Be prepared to show examples of how you embrace new technologies and new digital platforms to connect with and inform viewers. We want someone who wants to be involved in the community, is passionate about their work, and enjoys teamwork. KOAM produces more than 30 hours of television news a week, and we embrace coverage through our news and weather mobile apps, social platforms, website, and streaming channel. The right candidate will collaborate with the Sky Watch Weather and digital teams to innovate our digital and social channels. We expect our coverage to meet consumers where they are and connect with them in convenient ways.

Forecast weather conditions a week out for Joplin and the 4-States area. Prepare relevant weather maps and graphics to communicate the forecast and expected impacts. Present the forecast during live broadcasts and recordings for digital platforms. Communicate life-saving information to people during dangerous weather events. Work with producers to craft daily weather plan in newscasts. Coordinate with news team for coverage of severe weather events. Participate in promotional and station events.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates should have a degree in meteorology and a passion for severe weather. Skilled in analyzing weather observations to identify important atmospheric features. Skilling in utilizing computer model data to produce an accurate forecast. Possesses a knowledge of atmospheric dynamics.

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KOAM News Now is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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