Full Time Job

Weekend Meteorologist

WGNO

Metairie, LA 10-06-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WGNO-TV in New Orleans is looking for a Weekend Meteorologist who is passionate about forecasting tropical systems and tracking severe weather. New Orleans is the major league capital of tropical weather coverage. This is why weather is a critical need for our viewers. The public's safety is a vital concern for us, and we take our responsibility very seriously.

We want someone who is accurate, who knows how to show urgency without over-hyping, and can stay cool under pressure. You must be able to ad-lib with little information for extended amounts of time.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Produce and present weather segments in our weekend evening newscasts and our digital and social media channels.
• Fill in during the week when our morning or evening meteorologists are off.
• Assist the primary meteorologists with preparing, producing, and posting content for their show segments.
• Respond to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
• Work closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
• Participate in promotional activities including public appearances.
• Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
• Write web stories detailing the local forecast daily.
• Interact with viewers and users on social media sites.

Requirements & Skills:
• Degree in meteorology or on track to graduate soon.
• Superior on-air presence
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
• Flexibility to work any shift.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzp34q-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WGNO

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.