Weekend Meteorologist/MSJ-12615

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




WBIR, the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, TN, is looking for an engaging, experienced, social media savvy Weekend Meteorologist/Multiskilled Journalist. Qualified applicants must have a meteorology or similar degree, at least two years of on-air television experience, and the ability to work in fast-paced, team atmosphere. The ideal candidate will have experience studying, analyzing, forecasting and communicating severe weather along with an understanding of a broad range of technology. The ideal candidate will also pitch and generate weather-related stories for WBIR-TV and WBIR.com, while embracing social media tools for expanding weather coverage and storytelling. Candidate must also have knowledge of being a Multiskilled Journalist and capable of reporting as needed.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Research, prepare and deliver weather content in newscasts and across all platforms utilizing all available weather data, graphics computers and radars both in-studio and in the field
  • Write & post stories on social media platforms
  • Knowledge of shooting, writing and editing stories
  • Present on-air with clear, concise, and interesting weather graphics
  • Prepare and deliver severe weather updates, interrupting regular programming as necessary
  • Create digital and social weather content multiple times a day with differentiated weather segments for broadcast
  • Interact with audiences on multiple platforms, especially during severe weather events
  • Communicate and guide weather content plans for aggressive, accurate weather coverage when our consumers need it




  • Four-year college degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science. 
  • 1-3 years' experience
  • Demonstrated experience writing, reporting, shooting, and editing video
  • Strong communication skills (written/oral) for on-air delivery
  • Ability to work under pressure while meeting daily assigned environments
  • Knowledge of WSI preferred. Be proficient at posting content to various websites and social media; computer literacy required, including weather and newsroom computer systems.
  • AMS and/or NWA Seal of approval preferred but not required.
  • Applicable knowledge of multiplatform newsgathering tools and resources including digital media
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Fill in on other shifts when necessary. 



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