JOSH LINKER

Meteorologist  

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Objective

I wish to obtain a position as a meteorologist in a market where my 20 years of experience can either lead a station to or keep a station at the top of the market in weather presentation and reputation.

Work Experience

BayNews 9 – Tampa, Florida - Meteorologist
March, 2001 – present

• Responsible for the forecasting of weather and presentation of aforementioned
  forecasts on a 24 hour news channel where the weather is presented every ten
  minutes.
• Responsible for communicating the severity of a weather event to the newsroom,
  news managers, and assignment desk.
• Provide continuous updates to the public during severe weather events when
  necessary
• Additional responsibilities include updating station website and providing weather
  forecasts for several area radio stations and newspapers.
• Represent station at various community events and functions.

KGAN – Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Meteorologist
May, 1998 – March, 2001

• Forecasted the weather and presented weather forecasts in a manner that were easy
  to understand.
• Reported live from the field during severe weather events.
• Provided live phone updates while storm chasing.
• Co-authored child education website with a focus on science and weather.
• Represented station at community events/

WNYT – Albany, New York – Meteorologist, Weather Intern
September, 1996 - May, 1998

• Forecasted the weather and presented forecasts to the viewers on a fill-in basis.
• As an intern prior to hiring, assisted staff meteorologist with weather forecasts and
  graphic design.

Education

State University of New York at Albany – Albany, New YorkMay 1997
Major: Atmospheric Science Minor: Business Administration

Honors & Skills

• American Meteorological Society Television Certified Broadcast Meteorologist - #255
• American Meteorological Society Television Seal of Approval - #1042
• WSI Weather Producer, ShowFX, TruView Interactive, Skytracker
WSI ShowFX, Truview Max, and Baron's Vipir, Fastrac, and OMNI 


References Available Upon Request 





JOSH LINKER

 Tampa, Florida

Represented by:

Mort Meisner
Mort Meisner Associates
 (248) 545 - 2222
mort@mortmeisner.com


 

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