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Louisville, KY 06-14-2022
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Job Description
Freelance Meteorologist

WLKY has an freelance opening for a high energy, skilled meteorologist to fill in on weekend newscasts.

Job Responsibilities:
• Get our viewers ready with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather forecasts.
• Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather
• Will utilize all the technology and tools available to tell an intriguing weather story
• Summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast
• In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:
• Previous on-air experience required.

Qualifications Requirements:
• In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.
• Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
• Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
• Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data
• Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
• Ability to use common television weather systems.
• Radar experience preferred
• Education:
• Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology or related field
• CBM and/or AMS seal preferred
• Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy45zm-3-238-24-209-42 in your application.

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.