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KING 5, the first television station in the Pacific Northwest with a legacy of serving the community, has an immediate opening for a Chief Meteorologist to lead our team of weather scientists. We are looking for a news leader who can coach and engage our team to deliver forecasts for our outdoors-loving audience. This position will be responsible for every aspect of meteorology, including forecasting, preparing graphics, posting digital forecasts and reporting in the field. This position is both a team lead and individual contributor that reports to the News Director, is a full time, salaried exempt and union.

In This Role, You Will

  • Lead and coach and recruit a team of meteorologists
  • Lead innovation in graphics, technologies and platforms for weather delivery
  • Prepare and present weather forecasts for the evening newscasts and fill in on other newscasts as needed
  • Interact with the audience on multiple platforms, especially during severe weather
  • Develop story sources to bring unique and community-based pitches to editorial discussions
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner




  • Minimum of 5 years on-air experience
  • Ability to work various shifts including early mornings, evenings and weekends

Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology or climate science preferred
  • AMS seal preferred

Compensation and Benefits

We are offering a competitive salary along with benefits such as paid time away from work, health savings account, 401K, paid parental leave, fertility and family planning care, adoption assistance, tuition assistance and student loan refinancing.

This position is full-time, salaried and union.


We are an equal opportunity employer

There's one more, very important thing. We are an equal opportunity employer. We search for amazing people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We take care of each other to create an inclusive work environment where we love to come to work every day.


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TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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