Chief Meteorologist

Date Posted: 12/7/2019

Job Description

FOX West Texas is seeking a Chief Meteorologist who will embrace FOX West Texas 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 News Director to create and implement strategic direction for the weather
  • Supervises the weather team, including all schedules
  • Assists News Director​t with recruiting and hiring for the weather team
  • Coach and mentors team with regular feedback
  • Works with the 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

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Meteorology; AMS Certification 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 newsgathering 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

KIDY/KXVA-TV are the TEGNA FOX affiliates in San Angelo and Abilene, Texas.  With over 30 years’ presence in the Concho Valley and the Big Country, we are perfecting our news operations and competing to become THE news source for the viewers that we serve.  We are actively involved in community projects and believe strongly in giving back to our communities.  There isn’t a better time than now to join our growing news operation as we plan and work toward the future.