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Christina Wilson
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METEOROLOGIST (W/END) - WMTV


Job ID: 7219
Job Views: 837
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Job Category: Television
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per hour
Posted: 05.19.2022

Job Description

About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households. 

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. 

About WMTV:

We work hard and take pride in getting it right. WMTV was recently honored with back-to-back “News Operation of the Year” awards in 2020 and 2019 by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. We were also a finalist for the NAB Leadership Foundation's 2021 and 2022 Service to America Award. Madison is consistently named one of the best places to live in America-- it's a great place to live, work and play! We are just 1.5 hours from Milwaukee, 2.5 hours from Chicago and 5 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Job Summary/Description:

WMTV is seeking an experienced meteorologist to join our award-winning news team in Madison, Wisconsin. The successful candidate will have the drive and talent to be number one. You will work with the News Director and Chief Meteorologist to execute our First Alert Weather strategy. The shift includes weekend evenings and three weekdays.

The ideal candidate must be able to produce and deliver dynamic, compelling and understandable forecasts for our newscasts and digital platforms. You must be able to identify and explain the weather story of the day. Accuracy is a must. You will cover severe weather with urgency, while also being reassuring.

Our meteorologists work in a multi-platform environment and contribute daily to our digital platforms, including social media, our weather app, and nbc15.com. Responsibilities also include working directly with the news team to build out our coverage and make it meaningful and relatable to our viewers. Our meteorologists also report in the field. Strong leadership and teamwork is a must.

Please note, the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above.

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.


Job Requirements

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Knowledge of WSI Systems.
• At least 2 years of on-air experience as a television meteorologist, certification and a meteorology degree are preferred.
• A strong candidate will have an established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including station website, social media and OTT.
• Understanding of and adherence to AP Style (on digital platforms) and broadcast writing for television.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), proven news judgement, ethics and integrity.
• Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills. Must be able to work quickly, make deadlines, multi-task and show composure, especially during active and severe weather.
• A desire to win, initiative, and the ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback.
• Ability to work long hours/overtime, weekends, and overnights as needed for breaking and severe and specialized coverage.
• Our weather team is involved in the newsroom and the community. The person we hire must have a positive attitude and be an ambassador for the station by making personal appearances at community events.

Qualified, interested applicants may 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



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