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Meteorologist / General Assignment Reporter

Hearst Television, Kansas City, MO, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time

KMBC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City, is looking for someone to join the First/Alert Weather team who can also report several days a week. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science and can tell a relatable weather story in our weekend morning newscasts.  The successful candidate will also serve as a general assignment reporter several times each week. This role reports to the News Director.


  • Get our viewers ready for their weekends with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather forecasts.
  • Provide urgent and immediate weather information before and during severe weather events.
  • Can simultaneously provide content on TV, for our radio partners, and on our digital platforms.
  • Several weekdays of general assignment reporting on a wide range of stories in Kansas City.


  • Professional on-air experience handling breaking news and severe weather coverage.
  • In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.
  • Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational presentation.
  • Experience with live field reporting on weather and other topics.
  • NWA and CBM seals are a plus.
  • Related military experience will be considered.
  • In-person attendance is required.

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 the whole person. 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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