Full Time Job

Meteorologist / MMJ


Panama City, FL 03-01-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Meteorologist / MMJ - WJHG


About WJHG:

Imagine working in a place where most people travel to for vacation. That's what you'll find at the WJHG-TV/NBC and WECP-TV/CBS Affiliate in Panama City Beach, Florida! The area is home to a booming tourism industry, local military bases, and a rapidly growing local economy. WJHG/WECP prides itself on being a leader not only in news, but also in serving the local community, with a strong presence at local events. Our mission is to cover news that digs deeper and holds true to solid journalistic ethics and to offer businesses the best options to market their products and services including a full service digital marketing department. Our number one rated award-winning team is all about leadership and growth, and we stay on top of the latest technical advances. Join our fast-paced team and enjoy a laid back lifestyle at WJHG/WECP in beautiful Panama City Beach.

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Job Summary/Description:

We are looking for a meteorologist or skilled weather forecaster to lead our weekend weather coverage. This position also requires working as an MMJ, covering general assignments as determined by management three days during the week. Strong technical skills are necessary, as this position will also be responsible for updating weathercasts for digital, web, social media, and OTT platforms on weekends. This is an entry level position ideal for someone who desires to learn under the guidance of an award-winning news and weather team.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Creating weathercasts for on air as well as digital platforms.
- Doing weather for four newscasts each weekend and filling in as needed on other shifts.
- Cultivating, writing, and editing content pertaining to both news and weather for web, social media, and other digital platforms.
- Ability to report and go live from the field on general assignments as determined daily by news management.
- Monitor local authorities, government agencies, organizations, and other groups of local interest to find news content and pitch ideas.
- Ability to stay organized and calm during high-pressure breaking news and weather situations.
- Fill in as needed in various capacities as necessary in a modern television newsroom.

- A BA/BS degree in Meteorology, Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis on weather, or related field is required for this position.
- Candidates currently working on a degree in Meteorology will be considered for this position.
- Prior professional experience working in news media is preferred but not required.
- Strong professional social media skills.
- Excellent communication and organizational/scheduling skills.
- A valid driver's license and good driving record.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-roz8b4-3-236-209-138-42 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.