Chief Meteorologist

Date Posted: 7/2/2019

Job Description

​KSDK-TV is seeking a Chief Meteorologist who will embrace 5 On Your Side's standard of news reporting, storytelling and investigative excellence while boldly advancing the Brand across multiple platforms.

The Chief Meteorologist is a dynamic leader who has mastered every aspect of meteorology, from forecasting, to preparing graphics, to reporting in the field, to being an integral part of severe weather coverage reaching our consumers on television, mobile and social media platforms. The Chief Meteorologist must have a passion for winning severe weather and telling a compelling weather story even on bright sunny days. The Chief Meteorologist needs to embrace new technology and be willing to explore new ways to present the weather story, and will be a key leader in promoting community involvement.  This position reports to the Director of Content.

  • Works with the Director of Content to create and implement strategic direction for the weather
  • Supervises the weather team, including all scheduling
  • Assists Director of Content with recruiting and hiring for the weather team
  • Coach and mentors team with regular feedback
  • Works with the Director of Content and News Managers to develop plans for severe weather coverage
  • Leads coordination and implementation of technological advances related to graphics
  • Builds partnerships as required
  • Participates in community outreach efforts including live shots and station appearances as required
  • Builds weather forecasts – produces computer form graphics
  • Keeps up-to-date on the latest weather data gathering/delivery trends
  • Uses creativity in pitching, shooting, writing and editing stories
  • Writes and posts stories on line, mobile and social media platforms
  • Must hit set goals for engagement with audiences

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology; AMS Certification preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of on-air experience as chief preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience writing, reporting, shooting, and editing video
  • Strong communication skills (written/oral)
  • Ability to work under pressure while meeting daily assigned deadlines
  • Applicable knowledge of multiplatform news gathering tools and resources
  • Fluent with social media platforms and social management tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Storify, or able to learn



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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About Us

We are not a TV station.

We are an information center that believes in connecting with our communities across all platforms with a passion for advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism.

Day in and day out, EVERYONE at KSDK is committed to inform and protect, to showcase the greatness of St. Louis and celebrate the remarkable people who live here.

Yes, our trophy case has 70 years of journalistic hardware, but that is NOT where we hang our hat. At KSDK, we are here for something bigger than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of St. Louis. We are part of the community, and they are part of us.

We are 5 On Your Side.

If the above made you feel inspired, excited, empathetic or any emotion that motivates you do to amazing things, apply now!