Full Time Job



Roanoke, VA 05-05-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Meteorologist - WDBJ

About WDBJ:

WDBJ7, WZBJ and WDBJ7.com is a Gray owned dominant CBS affiliated media powerhouse in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. Known as ''Your Hometown Station®'', WDBJ7 and WZBJ serve 26 counties across the Blue Ridge Mountain region and produces more than 55 hours of award-winning local news coverage, more than any of its competitors in the Roanoke/Lynchburg market.

Job Summary/Description:

WDBJ Television, the #1 TV station in the 67th largest market in the country, is looking for a Meteorologist. We are also looking for someone to report live from community events during newscasts. This is a great opportunity for a meteorologist who is ready to take their skills to the next level. We have a veteran weather team that will be focused on helping the meteorologist we hire improve and grow every day. Our Chief Meteorologist is always on the cutting edge of the latest weather technology and loves to teach others on our team. We are looking for a candidate with 1-2 years' experience on-air as a television meteorologist is preferred.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Be able to speak and write clearly and accurately.
• Must be able to work well under pressure.
• Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community.
• Willingness to be a hard-working staff member and work as part of a team is required.
• Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills required.
• Strong initiative and attention to detail is required.
• Ability to work with limited supervision is a must.
• Must possess excellent interview and conversational reading and writing skills.
• Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers.
• Knowledge of social media outlets and website postings (website and digital/mobile platforms).
• Ability to keep up with national and local news/weather is required.
• Experience storm chasing is a plus.
• Use graphics to convey weather information to audience.
• Analyze weather patterns into current and forecast information.
• Enterprise local hard-news stories.

• Bachelor's degree is required in meteorology or related field. (Broadcast journalism is acceptable)
• Must hold a valid driver's license and a good driving record
• At least one seal (AMS/NWS) is preferred

Essential Functions -
• Prepare and deliver weather over several platforms, including social media.
• Responsible for developing all weather forecasts and accompanying computer graphics, delivering on-air weathercasts and live weather reports from the field.
• Live ''on-the-scene'' reporting, especially during breaking news and severe weather.
• Effectively communicate information regarding severe weather coverage in a clear and concise graphic presentation.
• Provide weather forecasts for partnering radio stations and/or newspapers.
• Communicate critical weather information, especially during severe weather, to producers and other critical staff members to ensure a consistent and accurate message to viewers.
• Work with the News Director to develop overall strategy in line with the department and station.
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines.
• Attend/host/speak at community service, schools and community events; meet and greet viewers.
• Participate in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings.
• Must be able to enterprise and field report relevant stories for newscasts under tight deadlines.
• Write and edit packages.
• Report research-based stories.
• Develop and maintain sources.
• Use non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis.
• Various shift work will be required. Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
• Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, 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-d5w7e1-34-204-174-110-42 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.