Weekday Evening Meteorologist – WTMJ

Website The E.W. Scripps Company

WTMJ, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, WI, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company is looking for a dynamic, engaging, and community-minded Weekday Evening Meteorologist. The Weekday Evening Meteorologist is responsible for preparing and delivering accurate weather reports for the evening newscasts. The Weekday Evening Meteorologist will oversee talented meteorologists in a department that uses the WSI Augmented Reality Weather graphics system in-studio and in the field.  You’ll have all kinds of weather forecasting and data gathering tools at your fingertips, including the TMJ4 Storm Chaser which is Milwaukee’s only mobile weather lab. The four seasons in Milwaukee include severe storms, snow squalls, ice, tornadoes, and more. This is not an entry-level position. You’ll need to be ready to rock-and-roll on day one. You’ll also need at least 7-years of experience and an AMS and/or NWA seal to be considered. You’ll serve as an Ambassador for the station and will be in the community on a regular basis. You’ll visit classrooms, emcee large gatherings, and field anchor from big events. TMJ4 is an award-winning station that’s quickly growing, competitive, and has strong leadership. Your upbeat personality, accurate forecasts, and dedication to Milwaukee will help continue the station’s positive, forward momentum. Apply today for this rare and exceptional opportunity!

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Prepare and deliver daily weather content utilizing all available weather data and graphics computers.
  • Prepare and deliver urgent weather updates interrupting regular programming as necessary.
  • Prepare and deliver all weather content over multiple platforms.
  • Assist management in evaluations of potential new weather data gathering and presentation computers.
  • Report live from event sites.
  • Write and produce content for multiple platforms.
  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit, produce and post stories for multiple platforms as a weather storyteller.
  • Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Perform various community service activities for station as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Bachelors degree in journalism, meteorology, or related field.
  • The meteorologist must have the NWS and/or AMS seal.
  • 7-years of experience required.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • Computer literacy required, including weather and newsroom computer systems.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar editing equipment.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
  • Must be able to drive for company business and/or in a company vehicle.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

 

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HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE:

Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by your start date, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing or any other exemptions available under applicable law. This requirement currently excludes positions located in Florida, Montana, and Tennessee due to state law.

 

SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

 

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

To apply for this job please visit scripps.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com.

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