Meteorologist 22106

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Johnstown-Altoona-State College,PA

Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


WTAJ in central Pennsylvania has an opening for a full-time Meteorologist to join our award-winning weather team.  WTAJ Meteorologists forecast weather conditions and produce and anchor weather reports for all platforms in a clear, engaging, and meaningful manner to news consumers. 

We are looking for someone who is as invested in the digital side of forecasting as they are broadcasting. The successful candidate will work closely with our news team and meteorologists. The right person wants to be an active and visible member of the community. The right person is excited to report from the field and be live whenever possible. We need someone who goes beyond telling our audience the highs and lows, we are looking for some who delivers compelling and creative weather content across multiple platforms.  

If that sounds like you, this is a wonderful opportunity in a beautiful area with a very affordable cost of living. Great skiing, hiking, fishing, and many more outdoor activities are nearby.  Plus, major metropolitan areas are an easy drive away.


  • Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms 

  • Ensures that all weather content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality 

  • Writes and delivers weather stories in a clear and concise manner 

  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content 

  • Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required 

  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage 

  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances 

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned 

  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis 

  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites 


  •  Requirements & Skills: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience 

  • Fluency in English 

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required 

  • Minimum five years’ experience in weather reporting or anchoring (More or less depending on market size) 

  • Superior on-air presence 

  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others 

  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills 

  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment 

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously 

  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution 

  • Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting 

  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record 

  • Flexibility to work any shift  



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