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Hearst Television, Lancaster, PA, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $118,000.00

Salary max: $118,000.00

Duration: Full Time



WGAL News 8, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate serving the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York market in PA, is looking for the next member of our Storm Team. This market is rapidly growing, vibrant, and home to a wide variety of industries and cultures with a high quality of life and easy access to many major northeast cities. The successful candidate for Meteorologist thoroughly understands the science, and has mastered the art of making the forecast engaging, dynamic and easy to follow. This person would join an accomplished team of on-air meteorologists, bringing both expertise and energy to the table. We are looking for an inspiring, accurate forecaster who provides the best early warning of active conditions, keeps our viewers safe during severe weather and stays cool under pressure. Our next meteorologist will need to consistently connect with our audience through digital and social platforms and have an active presence in the community.


  • Provide viewers with accurate, compelling, and understandable forecasts.
  • Create dynamic and innovative graphics to help tell the weather story with clarity.
  • Work with the rest of the team to craft synergized, connected and accurate forecasts. 
  • Provide urgent weather information that helps the audience prepare for active and severe weather.
  • Be first for severe weather, providing real-time storm tracks, analysis and other information to keep viewers safe.
  • Contribute to daily editorial meetings.
  • Go live in the field for active weather events.
  • Consistently contribute engaging content on all TV, digital and social platforms.
  • Operate with unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed, especially for severe weather.
  • Participate in community engagement activities and events as an ambassador of the WGAL 8 Storm Team.


  • Dynamic, polished and authoritative presence with a conversational weather presentation for all platforms.
  • In-depth knowledge of weather science and microclimate forecasting.
  • Proven on-air experience in handling breaking weather coverage, including storms, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, hazardous winds, extreme heat and more.
  • Proficient in using the Weather Company’s MAX system and other weather technology.
  • Must be a team leader who collaborates enthusiastically and proactively.

 Required Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of forecasting experience.
  • CBM, AMS and/or NWA seal.
  • Bachelor's degree in meteorology or related field.
  • Bilingual experience is a plus.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans.  DINFOS experience will be considered.

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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