Meteorologist

Location
Louisville, Kentucky
Salary
competitive
Posted
Feb 08, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Louisville
Duration
Full Time

WLKY has an opening for a high energy, highly skilled meteorologist. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science, but can tell a personable weather story. Our next meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, keep our viewers and employees safe, convey appropriate tone, summarize complicated information, and stay cool under pressure.


Job Responsibilities:
• Get our viewers ready with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather forecasts.
• Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events
• Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV, for our radio partners, and on our digital platforms.
• Will utilize all the technology and tools available to us, to tell an intriguing weather story
• Will be deployed in the field during weather events
• Gather information, summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast 

                           
Experience Requirements:
• 3-5 years on-air experience as a meteorologist required.


Qualifications Requirements:
• In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.
• Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage
• Dynamic on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation
• Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data
• Proficient in using Baron graphics and technology 
• Excellent forecasting and on-air skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to tell a compelling weather story
• Ability to use common television weather systems.
• Radar experience preferred
• Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics. 


Education:
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology 
• CBM and/or AMS seal preferred
• Military training and experience will be considered



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