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Writer Producer Freelance

Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel television network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top—like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

Writer Producer must be proficient in researching and writing creative, conversational content.  Ability to pitch stories, select appropriate video and audio elements, and collaborate with others required.  Applicant must have strong storytelling skills that translate across multiple platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creative and timely writing skills
  • Research and story ideation
  • Able to set up and conduct professional interviews
  • Produce show segments, weather news stories/packages, series, features and human interest stories

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting or related field
  • Minimum of 5 year’s experience in related television field (Broadcast or Cable)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to tell main stream news stories using a weather lens
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimum supervision
  • Able to have a flexible schedule in the event of breaking news
  • Must work closely with lines producers, on air talent and weather presentation team to match segments to the voice of the show and the best images possible
  • Strong editorial background with a keen sense of storytelling
  • Clear communication skills
  • Experience working with on-camera personalities
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Live television production experience
  • Ability to conceive, outline, plan, shoot, write and assemble short and long form projects
  • Ability to make decisions both independently and in a team environment
  • Remote transmission knowledge and protocol
  • Detail oriented

Disclaimers

Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

Hours
The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
 
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. 
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf
 
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


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