Full Time Job

Meteorologist / MMJ


Moselle, MS 10-06-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About WDAM:

WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

Job Summary/Description:

WDAM is looking for the right meteorologist and MMJ to join our award-winning news and weather team. The winning candidate will be self-motivated, committed to quality, and must have a passion for both weather and news. Must be capable of producing and presenting an engaging forecast and will be relied upon to shoot, write, edit, and present news at least three days a week. The ideal candidate will have a comfortable on-air appearance and be able to break down complex weather situations into easy-to-understand broadcast and online weathercasts. This person will also provide written stories and multimedia weather content for digital platforms.

Weather duties include, but not limited to:
- Primary role: Producing and presenting clear, accurate, and engaging forecasts at least two days per week. Newscasts depend on experience level.
- Updating station's digital platforms with live and written content
- Available 24/7 during severe weather events
- Filling in for other meteorologists for morning and evening newscasts.
-Live reports from the field during severe weather coverage
-Live reports from the field for community events

• We prefer a candidate with a four-year degree in meteorology
• Experience with WSI weather technology is a plus
• On-air presenting experience
• Understanding of principal journalistic ethics
• Ability to carry and utilize broadcast camera equipment in the field (25 lbs.)
• Valid driver's license and excellent driving record

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3x62q-3-80-3-192-42 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.