Weather Anchor

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

Job Description

Are you equal parts confidence and humility, inspiration and analysis, bold and empowering, journalist and businessperson, smart and - well – smart, then this job should interest you.  In addition to producing 15 hours of news across KING, KONG, KING has a robust digital operation and social push that requires leaders with passion and vision for emerging media.  KING has its eye on the future and is developing new ways to engage, educate and entertain our audiences. If you are not afraid to think boldly and be part of the team that takes a great organization to even greater heights in a “digital first” era, then we want to talk to you!  

Join the #1 NBC affiliate group in the country!  KING 5 TV, KONG TV, and are now part of TEGNA Media.  We are dedicated to providing first-class journalism that makes a difference in our community.  Our reputation has been built on dedication to our mission both journalistically and in service to the community we live in – our people are passionately involved.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, social media savvy Weather Anchor. We want someone who knows how to work with WSI that can take the system beyond the basics. This person should be an aggressive voice that leads editorial discussions about weather coverage locally, nationally and the environment.  Someone with a love of weather trivia who gathers the data and creates great, eye catching visualizations.

Brief Description of Duties

This Weather Anchor is responsible for anchoring, covering breaking news, field anchoring, reporting and event coverage.  Must attend editorial meetings and participate in newscast production.   Will be required to maintain a social media presence on a consistent basis and be aggressive about updating our weather web experience. Will participate in community functions for the benefit of the stations.  May be asked to shoot and edit video.

Job Requirements


  • College meteorology degree with CBM, AMS and/or NWA credentials strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of four years’ anchor experience in a medium to large market.
  • Must possess dynamic on-camera skills with a memorable personality.  Strong ad-lib skills are essential.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate solid news judgment.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative weather team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and a heavy workload.
  • Working knowledge of WSI would be preferable.
  • Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Web, etc.  
  • Good understanding of operating video equipment desired.
  • Attend community events as needed.


About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 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 32 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 delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. 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.


Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5, The Home Team - the number one station in the Northwest and the number one NBC affiliate in the country.  KING 5 first broadcast more than 60 years ago and includes the independent station KONG TV.  We are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing over 14 hours of local news and programming every day.  Local programming includes Emmy wining shows “Evening” and “New Day Northwest.”  

KING 5’s progressive and innovative heritage began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks.  Her values inspire us today – we believe in quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our viewers.

When you join KING 5 and its properties, you join a team passionate about these strong values:  Community, Integrity, Innovation, and Commitment. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs.  We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news for the digital age.