Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter/Multi-Skilled Journalist

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

Job Description

12 News is looking to hire an experienced Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter/Multi-Skilled Journalist to join our award-winning team.

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 also have experience reporting news as this is a hybrid position, with reporting 3 days a week.

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


  • Prepare and present accurate weather forecasts for a variety of time periods and day parts
  • 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 news 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 and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • 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

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. AMS seal preferred.
  • 5 years on-air medium or major market experience is required.



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.


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About Us

12 News (KPNX-TV) is the NBC affiliate in Phoenix and is owned by TEGNA, a national media company where you want to work. We know, because we work here. Reaching more than 2.2 million people each week, we lead the Valley and the state in coverage of the news, issues and events that are important to you and your family. TEGNA Media your typical media company. It’s a fast-paced culture offering extensive growth opportunities that plays to your strengths and fosters your talent.

It’s where reporters, producers, salespeople, storytellers, marketing gurus, digital experts and number crunchers all feel at home, and where the Valley’s most creative personalities feel inspired. Frankly? We know we’re successful because of our people, and we know the importance of keeping them happy. That being said, let’s talk perks.