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Meteorologist / MMJ

Gray Television

Lexington, KY 09-08-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
METEOROLOGIST/MMJ (W/END) - WKYT

About WKYT:

WKYT-TV is home to the CBS and CW affiliates in beautiful Lexington, KY. The station sits amongst picturesque horse farms in the Thoroughbred Capital of the World.

The Lexington DMA (#63) provides a competitive news environment and WKYT has emerged as the news leader, producing over 65 hours of news per week. Our team of award-winning professionals thrive in a fast-paced, yet fun, environment.

Lexington is home to a thriving downtown scene, phenomenal restaurants and breweries, and, of course, Keeneland Race Course, the most beautiful horse track you'll ever visit. For outdoor enthusiasts, Red River Gorge and the Appalachian Mountains are calling your name. And in the summers, Lake Cumberland is just a short drive south to get your boating fix.

Lexington is home the University of Kentucky, where basketball is a way of life! Once you see a game at historic Rupp Arena, your life will never be the same!

Job Summary/Description:

WKYT – home to Lexington's highest rated newscasts – is looking for a meteorologist/multimedia reporter. This is dual role position that includes producing and anchoring weekend weathercasts, special weather programs and webcasts, contributing to the station website, and serving as a multimedia reporter for weather and science-related news coverage. We are looking for someone who embraces both of these unique roles.
Our four-person weather team takes weather seriously. We want to tell the story with interesting video, hyper local graphics, and an emphasis on viewer needs.

We report news on every platform available to our viewers. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to report, shoot video, edit video, post web stories/pictures/video from both the field and television station. Successful candidates will also have the ability to deliver compelling stories. You'll use the latest technology, including lightweight next generation video equipment and laptop editing.

Duties of this job include live reporting, creative shooting, writing, editing and posting of news stories, both hard news and features. Must have good writing skills and must be able to work well under strict deadline pressure.
*** Please note, the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above ***

Qualifications/Requirements:
• The successful candidate will have experience forecasting and presenting weathercasts. A degree in meteorology, climatology, or atmospheric science is required along with skills in the operation of computerized weather presentation systems, especially WSI.

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rvnobn-18-208-132-74-42 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.