Chief Meteorologist


Position and objective:

WDIV-TV/ has a rare opening for our chief meteorologist. Rare as this is only the third time in more than three decades that the position has been open. We are looking for a highly qualified meteorologist with personality. The ideal candidate knows the science but can tell a relevant weather story.

Our next meteorologist must be an accurate forecaster, mindful of the safety of our viewers and users, conveying an appropriate tone, summarizing complicated information, and remaining calm under pressure. We want someone who will have great chemistry with our award-winning team and become an engaged member of our community. The meteorologist must have a strong understanding and engagement with digital and social media platforms.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare our viewers with accurate, compelling and understandable weather forecasts.

  • Provide urgent and immediate weather information before and during severe weather events

  • Must be able to successfully maintain continuous severe weather coverage

  • Able to simultaneously deliver content on TV and our digital platforms.

  • Use all available technology and tools to tell a compelling weather story

  • Deployed in the field during weather events

  • Summarize the facts and clearly communicate the content to be broadcast

  • Report “live” in scheduled newscasts, during unscheduled outages, online and on social media as needed.

  • Participate in community outreach programs

  • Provide accurate weather forecasts using the most accurate weather technology in a cross-platform environment.

  • Interact live with the public on multiple platforms, especially during severe or disruptive weather

  • Communicate and guide content teams for aggressive and smart weather coverage when our consumers need it across all platforms

  • Work in the field to show various elements of extreme weather situations

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of weather science and forecasting.

  • Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and extreme weather coverage

  • Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation

  • Know how to interpret and translate Baron’s high power radar data

  • Proficiency in the use of WSI graphics and Baron technology

  • Ability to tell a compelling weather story

  • Ability to use common TV weather systems

  • Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems

  • Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work well with a team of other meteorologists in a fast-paced environment.

Experience and education requirements:

  • Previous on-air experience required

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in meteorology preferred

  • 5+ years of experience

  • CBM and/or AMS seal preferred

As a condition of employment, GMG requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated against coronavirus prior to the first day of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law, unless you qualify for medical or religious accommodation, or otherwise permitted by law. .

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Any offer of employment is conditional on passing a pre-employment drug screen, background check, employment/education verification and reference check.

WDIV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with federal law requirements, WDIV will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

To apply, send CV to:

Kim Voet, News Director[email protected]

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