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  • METEOROLOGIST - WSFA Montgomery
  • Gray Television in Montgomery, AL, United States
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

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About Gray Television:

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

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

About WSFA:

For nearly 70 years, WSFA 12 News has been the dominant television and digital media station in Montgomery, Alabama. WSFA 12 News serves a 15-county DMA and is central and south Alabama's most trusted source for news, weather and sports information on-air and online.

Job Summary/Description:

WSFA is looking for a meteorologist to join our award-winning First Alert Weather Team. This meteorologist will work closely with the Chief Meteorologist, news managers, and producers to provide comprehensive weather coverage for our newscasts, streaming updates, digital and social content, and severe weather coverage.

The right fit for this position will be a dynamic, engaging team-player who understands the importance of weather and can communicate on every platform. We are equipped with the latest MAX software, Baron Lynx, an 80” touchscreen and “Storm Track Zone” solely devoted to weather, a robust camera network, and a fully-equipped StormTracker vehicle. This position may include weekends.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Analyze raw scientific data, models, and other available and relevant information to create an accurate weather forecast for our viewing area
• Create a compelling, conversational presentation of weather forecast for broadcast, streaming, digital, and social media audiences
• Identify and communicate the "weather story of the day" to a cross-platform audience
• Accurately forecast and track severe weather

Qualifications/Requirements:
• At least 2 years of experience as a broadcast meteorologist preferred
• Operational radar knowledge and excellent command of WSI MAX system preferred
• Familiar with the Baron Lynx system
• BS/BA in Meteorology/Atmospheric Science/Communications/Journalism or equivalent background. Seals of the National Weather Association and/or American Meteorological Society are preferred, but not necessary.
• Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts, especially considering the unpredictable nature of weather events
• Proficiency in producing written weather content for our digital platforms
• A clean driving record, the ability to drive in various weather conditions, and a valid driver's license are a requirement for this position

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)

WSFA/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

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.

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

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