Chief Meteorologist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 6/27/2020

Job Description

KVUE , the award-winning TEGNA station in Austin, is on the hunt for a  Chief Meteorologist  to lead our team of weather scientists  in one of the country's fastest growing big cities.

 

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 News Director. 

  • Works with the News Director to create and implement strategic direction for weather coverage 
  • Supervises the weather team, including all scheduling 
  • Assists News Director with recruiting and hiring for the weather team 
  • Coaches and mentors weather team with regular feedback 
  • Works with the News Director 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 online, mobile and social media platforms 
  • Must hit set goals for engagement with audiences 
  • Interact live with fans and the audience on multiple platforms, especially during severe or inconvenient weather 
  • Perform other tasks as required by News Director ​

Job Requirements

Requirements: 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology; AMS Certification preferred 
  • Minimum 3 years of on-air experience  
  • 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  

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

 

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

KVUE stands for excellence - in everything we do. Whether it’s producing Austin’s highest rated newscasts, most popular news website, or most-followed social media outlets, KVUE is committed to being a positive contributor within our community, through our service. This goal is part of the foundation on which the station was built, and remains a guiding principle for the staff as we continue to honor this commitment. Our mission to inform and educate with local news and community outreach is accomplished on multiple platforms and extends throughout the year.