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Meteorologist -/Wzaw

WSAW

Wausau, WI 02-28-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Meteorologist - WSAW/Wzaw

About WSAW:

WSAW/WZAW are the CBS and FOX affiliates in north central Wisconsin. WSAW is Wausau's first TV station, debuting in 1954. Together we produce more than 30 hours of news, weather, and sports each week for our newscasts. Northcentral Wisconsin is known as the ''Crossroads of Commerce. Wausau is centrally located within 3 hours or less to Minneapolis, Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison. You can live and work where thousands of people come to vacation each year. Whether you're skiing down the slopes of Granite Peak, boating on Lake Du Bay, or enjoying Concerts on the Square in downtown Wausau, there's something for everyone year-round. Come find out what makes Wausau and north central Wisconsin so special.

Job Summary/Description:

WSAW/WZAW-TV is seeking a meteorologist to join our award-winning team. This position requires a high level of creativity, leadership, and communication. The ideal candidate must be able to execute our First Alert Weather brand while producing and delivering engaging, compelling, and understandable forecasts.

You will cover severe weather with urgency, while also being reassuring. Our meteorologists must have the ability to work in a multi-platform environment and will contribute daily to our digital platforms, including social media and wsaw.com.

Duties/Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
* Produce high-quality and accurate weather forecasts for newscasts
* Emphasis on state-of-the-art computer graphics for air presentation
* Use sophisticated meteorological data in concise, accurate, and understandable weather conditions and forecasts
* Work with the news team to effectively tell the weather story of the day for overall newscast and online at wsaw.com
* Must have passion for breaking weather and willingness to work alternate hours during severe weather coverage
* Fill in on alternate newscasts as assigned and assist Chief Meteorologist in Breaking/Severe Weather situations
* Report live from the field to tell the weather story
* Make public appearances as a station representative maintaining professional image on and off air
* Actively provide useful information via all social media platforms and generate content for web channel wsaw.com

Qualifications/Requirements:
* College degree in meteorology
* Seals of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society preferred or willingness to work toward achieving a seal
* Knowledge of WSI Max and Max Engage preferred
* Strong research and writing skills
* Ability to adapt to rapid changes as dictated by an always-changing newsroom environment
* Ability to follow directions and work on your own
* Ability to operate and contribute to a team environment
* A valid driver's license and a good driving record

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people 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

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

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

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0x198-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WSAW

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.