Meteorologist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/19/2019

Job Description

WKYC is looking for a Meteorologist to join our team. The successful candidate must have a passion for winning severe weather and telling a compelling weather story even on bright sunny days. We are looking for a team player who can help with every aspect of meteorology, from forecasting, to preparing graphics, to reporting in the field, being an integral part of severe weather coverage, and reaching our consumers not only on TV, but online and on social media. The ideal candidate embraces new technology and is willing to explore new ways to present the weather story. Another “must have" is to understand the importance of community involvement by speaking at schools and other community functions. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate weather forecasts using the most accurate weather technology in a multi-platform environment
  • Write, edit, and report on weather content from the field or inside the newsroom
  • Produces clean and informative graphics to tell the weather story
  • Updates website and social media platforms as necessary
  • Makes public appearances
  • Effectively and positively reflect the station in the community at all times

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science required.
  • Minimum of one - three years of on air experience as a Broadcast Meteorologist
  • Applicants should have, or be qualified to apply for, the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist or the AMS Seal of 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
  • Current valid driver’s license and excellent driving history required

 

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

What's in it for you? WKYC offers a competitive benefits program to qualified employees. This program includes medical, dental and vision benefits for you, your spouse or partner, and your dependents as well as life insurance, supplemental life, spousal life, child life, accident insurance, and flexible spending accounts. In addition, the Company also provides generous vacation time, sick pay, short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), a 401(k) Savings Plan and more.
To be considered a candidate for any opening at WKYC – you must complete an online application for an existing opening. Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.