Date Posted: 7/7/2020

Job Description

12News in Beaumont is looking for a Meteorologist to join our StormTracker weather team. The successful candidate must have a passion for winning severe weather and telling a compelling weather story even on bright, sunny days. 

A 12News StormTracker meteorologist is passionate about weather and is a team player who focuses on telling weather stories and making accurate forecasts through compelling graphics & innovative social posts. The ideal candidate embraces new technology and is willing to explore new ways to present the weather story on various platforms simultaneously​. Knowing how to shoot, write & edit weather stories is a plus. 

Another "must have" is to understand the importance of community involvement by speaking at schools and other community functions. ​

Candidates should have a video resume reel as well as examples of social media posts that showcase weather posts and personality. 



  • Provide accurate weather forecasts using the most accurate weather technology in a multi-platform environment
  • Produces clean and informative graphics to tell the weather story 
  • Update website and social media platforms throughout the day with original, unique content
  • Write, edit and report on weather content from the field or inside the newsroom​
  • Make public appearances on behalf of the station
  • Effectively and positively reflect the station in the community at all times

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science required.
  • On-air experience as a broadcast meteorologist preferred (this may include college newscasts and/or internships)
  • Applicants should have, or be qualified to apply for, the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist or the AMS Seal of Approval
  • Demonstrated ability to post forecasts, graphics, etc. to various digital media platforms
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule and fill-in when necessary
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Communicate the weather story to our newsroom staff and help define the level of urgency for each event



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



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

KBMT/KJAC-TV (12News) is the TEGNA ABC/NBC affiliate in the Golden Triangle area of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.  12News has experienced several “firsts” including having the first stations in the market to transmit a digital signal, first in the market to broadcast in HD and the first to offer Spanish language television in the Golden Triangle.  We are also proud of our weekday morning show expanding our offering of local news to better serve our communities.  For five years in a row, 12News has been honored to receive the “Best Newscast” award from the prestigious Press Club of Southeast Texas. If you have your sights on working for and with the best, and with it a chance to join the premiere media group in the country in TEGNA, then consider 12News!