Job Opportunity – Canterbury Weather Updates
Current vacancy – Part time Meteorologist
Canterbury Weather Updates is a household name in Canterbury, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors tuning into our website/app each year and over 120,000 followers on Facebook.
We’re New Zealand’s second most sourced weather provider and New Zealand’s most sourced private weather forecaster, despite just catering for one region.
Our online membership is one of the most popular subscription services in New Zealand, with thousands of local people sourcing our highly intensive, accurate and detailed weather information daily.
We pride ourselves on innovation and continue to lead the way, with new and exciting ways of presenting weather content for the people of Canterbury.
Our services are utilised by many of Canterbury’s premier businesses and companies in all sectors seeking highly intensive and accurate weather content.
Commercially, we deliver innovative and valuable solutions that give local businesses a competitive edge in their sector, whether it’s energy, construction, media, industry or retail sectors.
Part time Meteorologist
You will be overseeing and generating forecasts & content for the Canterbury region. You will be working on our social media pages & website, updating, and generating forecasts and ensuring content is of the highest quality. You will be in contact with our analysts when required, ensuring our content is of a high standard & highly accurate. Extensive knowledge of weather here in Canterbury is a necessity. This job would suit someone with a meteorological background, or with a similar degree in geography and climate science.
This is a unique work opportunity and an attractive hourly pay rate will be provided for the right applicant. Opportunities to travel across New Zealand covering weather, forecast remotely and build relationships with new and existing clients across the Canterbury region.
There is the possibility of extra work during more extreme and demanding periods of weather. Full training will be given to the right applicant.
Job requirements – to succeed in this role you’ll need:
•Relevant tertiary qualification (climate science, geography, meteorology).
•Excellent grammar and writing skills. Great interpersonal skills. Looking over content, collaborating & updating town pages and specific details will be the main duties.
•Flexible – you’ll be working alongside our analysts to ensure content is accurate and up to date at various stages. The ability to be flexible and fit in with your weekend plans and work will be required. You’ll need to be a team player.
•Experience in Word Press is an advantage, but not necessary. Full training provided.
•Experience in media and technology would be an advantage. You’ll have the opportunity to be on radio and various media platforms at a local and national level.
•To be innovative, passionate, hardworking and take pride in your work. The opportunities are endless, if you’re an ideas person and love weather and want to be involved; this is for you.
•Set hours, but flexibility would be advantageous.
•A desire to learn new skills sets. An interest in business models and commercial operations and possible opportunities would be advantageous.
•Skill sets and experiences associated with weather desirable; ski industry, farming, rural background. Extensive experience and knowledge of weather in Canterbury is highly desirable and a point of difference with our competitors.
Please email: [email protected] with a Cover letter & C.V
Applications close midnight on the 31st of July, 2022.