Full Time Job



Alexandria, LA 07-06-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Meteorologist - KALB


About KALB:

KALB-TV is the No. 1 television station in the region of Central Louisiana. Our market comprises four primary parishes (counties), including Rapides, Avoyelles, Vernon, and Grant. We are located in Alexandria, Louisiana, a community of nearly 50,000 people right in the heart of the state. Across the Red River is the community of Pineville, which boasts an additional 15,000. Alexandria may be market 179, but there is nothing small about our approach to news. KALB-TV includes the traditional NBC (News Channel 5) that has dominated the market for nearly 60 years, CBS-2, and the CW Cenla - Cenla, by the way, is short for Central Louisiana. Each weekday, KALB produces 7 hours of news, and each newscast is the dominant No. 1 in its time slot. Our team is comprised of several veterans who have worked in news for many years as well as those first entering the business. We are proud of our track record of talent that has gone on to larger markets, especially those who have stayed in Gray Television.

If you would like to see more about KALB and the Alexandria market, we have produced this video for you:

Job Summary/Description:

KALB is seeking a meteorologist to join our award-winning news team in Alexandria, Louisiana. The meteorologist in this position would do the weather for our morning and midday newscasts. You will work with the News Director and Chief Meteorologist to execute our First Alert Storm Center strategy.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Must have the ability to prepare and deliver daily weather forecasts using weather data and computers.
- Flexibility to work any shift, including nights, weekends, mornings, and holidays and to come into the station when necessary for severe weather coverage.
- A presence on digital platforms, including station's website, social media, and OTT.
- Post and regularly update stories and weather information on KALB's website.
- Assisting in the development of weather specials.
- Set up local school visits through KALB's 'First Alert Weather Lab'.

- A bachelor's degree in meteorology or related field is preferred.
- Basic experience with weather computer systems (WSI) is preferred.

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)

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

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6j9kj-3-235-60-197-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.