Full Time Job



Pittsburgh, PA 11-09-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Local News Meteorologist

WTAE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA has an immediate opening for an experienced Meteorologist. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science and can tell a relatable weather story. You will be an excellent communicator who has a passion for weather and who can deliver an accurate forecast, keeping our viewers and employees safe, conveying appropriate tone, summarizing complicated information, and staying calm in all situations. You will also have experience as a reporter covering a variety of story types. You will report to the News Director.

• Weather data analysis and forecasting
• Working knowledge of radar information (able to interpret and analyze data)
• Get our viewers ready with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather forecasts
• Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events
• Ability to ad lib weather information during breaking news, long-form weather cut-ins, as well as taking cues during on-air reporting
• Can simultaneously provide content, such as graphics, on TV, for our radio partners, and on our digital platforms
• Will use all the technology available to us, to tell an intriguing weather story
• Will be deployed in the field during weather events
• Gather information and summarize facts and content for broadcast
• Attending daily editorial meetings
• Keeping News personnel up-to-date on current weather conditions
• Attending community appearances

• Three years of Television News experience preferred
• Professional or schooling on-air experience handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
• In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting
• Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
• Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high-powered radar data
• Experience with common television weather systems
• Experience with live field reporting on weather and other topics
• Must be able to work all shifts (Holidays and weekends included)
• NWA and CBM seals are a plus
• Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz27bn-44-212-94-18-42 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.