Chief Meteorologist (8203)

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WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8, located near Washington, DC, is looking for a Chief Meteorologist to lead our large weather team. As the Chief Meteorologist, you will be responsible for setting the direction of the department and for the weathercast both on-air and on our digital platforms. You will issue warnings and alerts, produce graphics and maps, and report live during weather events. You must be able to utilize social media during severe weather, as well as write weather stories.

Duties include:

  • Forecasting, producing and presenting clear and concise weather casts- which tell a story and connect with viewers
  • Developing content and graphics for on-air, web and social media
  • Making public appearances on behalf of the station
  • Working with newscast producers to determine relevant weather content in breaking and everyday situations
  • Doing live shots and reporting from community events and in breaking news

Requirements:

  • An excellent communicator
  • A professional on-air presence
  • Possess a strong science background
  • Someone who can clearly explain the weather story, utilizing graphics and video, in a way that helps our audience prepare for various weather conditions

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelors degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, broadcast journalism or communications is required
  • Certified meteorologist is desired
  • Experience with Weather Central or similar weather graphics system is preferred
  • Previous on-air experience presenting weather is required

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace!

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