Full Time Job

Local News Chief Meteorologist


Sacramento, CA 04-19-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
KCRA 3, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento and a Hearst Television station, has an opening for a Chief Meteorologist. We are looking for someone who knows the science of forecasting and can tell a relatable weather story to keep viewers safe and informed in Northern California. You will be an accurate forecaster, convey appropriate tone for the situation, summarize complicated information, and be able to use the latest technology. You will also lead a team of meteorologists and will demonstrate and communicate our coverage plan to producers, anchors, reporters, video journalists, and our digital team. You will report to the News Director.

• Get viewers ready with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather forecasts
• Provide immediate weather information before and during severe weather event
• Provide content on our TV, digital, OTT and social platforms
• Use all the latest technology available to us, to tell an intriguing weather story
• Deploy in the field during weather events
• Summarize facts and content for broadcasts
• Execute active live shots and tell compelling stories
• Communicate weather presentation vision with our team of anchors, reporters, video journalists, and production staff
• Produce and publish content to online platforms
• Will coach meteorologists and guide them to success through feedback opportunities
• Will appear at public events and community educational outreach opportunities

• 10 to 20 years of experience as a meteorologist or chief meteorologist
• In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting
• Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
• Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high-powered radar data
• Proficient in using the latest graphics and technology
• NWA and CBM seals are a plus
• Bilingual experience is a plus
• Related military experience will be considered


The estimated base salary range for this role is between $170,000 and $220,000. The actual base pay offered is dependent upon many factors, such as transferable skills, work experience, business needs, market demands and conditions, including geographic location where the work will be performed, and other factors permitted by law. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7yo8k-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $170,000 to $220,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.