Meteorologist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 6/26/2019

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:

 Preparation and delivery of television and digital weather casts for WHAS11

 MAJOR JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes weather data and presents a forecast for WHAS11 weather segments       
  • Makes weather forecasts - draws charts to be transferred into computer graphics form
  • Gathers weather data, evaluates, and interprets it from weather sources
  • Provides weather content to WHAS11.com and other digital platforms including forecasts, and blogs

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology or related field; or experience as a Weather Anchor with Meteorological Society Seal of Approval
  • Knowledge of meteorology and ability to produce forecasts independent of the National Weather Service
  • Minimum 1-3 years experience in a mid to major television market
  • Must have experience in on-air broadcast delivery
  • Must have the ability to forecast weather from news wires, maps and information available
  • Ability to operate and program latest computerized weather graphics systems
  • Ability to appear on-air with cogent, clear, concise, interesting weather segments
  • Must be flexible and willing to work long and irregular hours
  • Must have on-air weather casting communication abilities/personality
  • Must be well versed in meteorology
  • Ability to interact productively and positively with fellow employees
  • Should be computer literate

 

About TEGNA

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 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.

Job Snapshot

About Us

WHAS11 is woven into the very fabric of Louisville and Kentuckiana, dating back to our first broadcast in March of 1950. The station was a trailblazer, being the area’s first to use newsreel film and the first to bring the nation a live television broadcast, the iconic Kentucky Derby. Built on journalistic excellence and a commitment to improve the communities we serve, WHAS11-On Your Side is proud to be Kentuckiana’s first choice for news on-air, on-line, and mobile, quality local programming, and community involvement. We stand up for Kentuckiana by holding people in positions of power accountable to get things done and keep their promises. We celebrate what’s great about our communities, the people, our love of family and heritage, our sports teams, and of course our unique Kentucky “spirits” and great food.

In 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children began a yearly tradition of raising money to help the area’s remarkable children. Over the course of its rich history, the nationally-recognized foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for special needs children throughout Kentuckiana.

In 2015, Gannett spun its publishing properties from its broadcast and digital properties, making WHAS11 part of TEGNA Media, one of the largest, most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S.

The WHAS11-On Your Side team has won numerous local and national awards for reporting and community service including countless regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards.