Meteorologist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/21/2020

Job Description

KARE 11, the award-winning TEGNA station Minneapolis, is looking to hire a Meteorologist/Multi-Skilled Journalist to join our team of weather scientists!

We are looking for candidates with a passion for weather and an ability to tell a compelling weather story even on bright sunny days! This position will handle every aspect of meteorology, including forecasting, preparing graphics, posting digital forecasts and reporting in the field. Position requires someone that embraces new technology and is willing to explore new ways to present a weather story, including understanding the importance of community involvement by speaking at schools and other community functions. 

Our ideal candidate will have extensive forecasting skills as well as strong social and digital experience in reaching audiences on multiple platforms. Candidates should have a video resume reel as well as examples of social media posts that showcase weather posts and personality. 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and present accurate weather forecasts for a variety of time periods and dayparts 
  • Interact live with fans and the audience on multiple platforms, especially during severe or inconvenient weather 
  • Track and warn viewers of severe weather during continuous coverage 
  • Develop story sources to bring unique and community-based pitches to editorial discussions
  • Write, shoot and edit content for on-air broadcasting, digital posting and social sharing
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Write for the web and various social media platforms, including attaching images and streaming video
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Ability to work various shifts including early mornings and evenings
  • Perform other tasks as required by Supervisor or Executive Producer 

Job Requirements

 

  • High school diploma required
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology preferred
    AMS seal preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years on-air experience is required
  • Exceptional online and social media skills
  • Must actively participate in social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns 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.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

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

KARE is more than a TV station; KARE is a news and information center reaching more than 85% of the Twin Cities each week through broadcast, social media, online, mobile apps and events.

All of us are here for something greater than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of our communities. Day in and day out, you will find people dedicated to improving our communities with passion in advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism. And this excellence transcends our on-air coverage.