Full Time Job

Chief Meteorologist - Wifr

Gray Television

Rockford, IL 02-22-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WIFR:

WIFR is owned by Gray Television, Inc. and is a CBS affiliate. We are located in beautiful Northern Illinois with Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee in our backyard. The Rockford market is an excellent choice for individuals interested in gaining broadcasting experience as well as those looking to make this area their home. Rockford – Small Town Charm with Big City Convenience!

Job Summary/Description:

23 WIFR in Rockford, Illinois, is accepting applications for a full-time Meteorologist to join our award-winning team. The perfect individual will have Meteorology experience, prepare and deliver weather forecasts, and weather information as part of the overall WIFR 23 News team, be able to write, edit, and shoot engaging, informative, and compelling news and weather content; develop and execute community interest stories on a regular basis; consistently contribute to weather and news content on the station's social media and digital platforms; maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness, and ethics; meet daily production deadlines; and other duties as assigned.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
• Analyze weather data and prepare detailed forecasts
• Prepare graphics to support weather presentation
• Flexible schedule for severe weather & winter weather scenarios
• Work closely with news management in designing presentation style and editorial content for on-air weather presentations
• Developing and reporting stories
• Preparation of material for delivery of newscasts
• Post content to website and social media platforms

• Bachelor's degree in meteorology
• Prior experience as a broadcast meteorologist
• Strong on-air communication skills
• Ability to work as part of an on-air team and part of a weather team
• Ability to be creative with graphic design and presentation
• Demonstrated ability to accurately forecast weather
• Proficient in social media platforms
• Must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references.

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WIFR-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g479eq-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.