METEOROLOGIST (Full-Time)

JOB TITLE: METEOROLOGIST (FULL TIME)

JOB SUMMARY:

WMTV NBC15 + CW Madison is seeking an experienced meteorologist to join our award-winning news team at our state-of-the-art studios in Madison, Wisconsin. The successful candidate will have the drive and talent to be number one. The shift includes weekend mornings and three weekdays.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

The ideal candidate must be able to produce and deliver dynamic, compelling and understandable forecasts for our newscasts and digital platforms. You be able to identify the weather story of the day. Accuracy is a must. 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, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of WSI systems, previous on-air experience, and a college degree or certification in meteorology or related field.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to carry 35+ pounds of gear, and be experienced in shooting and editing unique content.
  • TO APPLY:

    Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow. To find our open positions, scroll down and click “Jobs By Location” (Madison, Wis.) or “Jobs By Business” (WMTV). All applications, resumes and cover letters must be received through this platform. Please share on your application where you heard of this opening. No phone calls or agents, please.

    If necessary, email questions to WMTV HR at personnel@nbc15.com. Pre-employment background checks and drug screening are a condition of employment. You must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

    ABOUT US:

    WMTV-TV NBC15 is owned by Gray Television, Inc. - Madison is the state Capital city, home to the University of Wisconsin and several high-tech companies that focus on hiring and developing young professionals. We’re known for our lakes and Madison is often at the top of many lists for best places to live. Madison is an easy, 1.5 hour drive from Milwaukee, two hours from Chicago and approx. five hours from the Twin Cities.

    WMTV NBC15 is drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in the hiring, training, or promotion of employees by reasons of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, physical or mental handicap, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or age. Gray Television, Inc., our parent company, participates in E-Verify.

    Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in more than 90 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.