• Full Time
  • Anywhere




WPMT-TV is seeking a dynamic and engaging Chief Meteorologist to lead our passionate team, with a strong emphasis on lifestyle forecasting and compelling weather storytelling. The ideal candidate will thrive in sustained severe weather coverage during major events, while also delivering audience-focused forecasts daily that inform and prepare our viewers for the impact of weather on their lives.

The Chief Meteorologist will oversee our weather team, ensuring the quality and reliability of our weather information. This role requires expertise in meteorology, strong leadership skills, and the ability to communicate complex weather information clearly and concisely. We need a team player who can lead all aspects of meteorology, from forecasting to preparing graphics, and reporting from the field.

You will be an integral part of severe weather coverage, reaching our audience not only on TV but also online and through social media. The ideal candidate embraces new technology and is eager to explore innovative ways to present the weather story. As a central member of the weather department, you will work alongside the News Director to plan and shape future shows, cover important weather events, and provide in-depth explainers.

Your role will be crucial in warning and preparing our audience about the impact of weather, helping them make informed decisions and stay safe. Join us in making a difference through effective and engaging weather storytelling.


  • Lead and manage a team of meteorologists providing guidance, support and training to ensure accurate and consistent weather forecasts
  • Provide accurate and compelling weather forecasts in a multi-platform environment
  • Prepare and deliver severe weather updates on all platforms, interrupting regular programming as necessary
  • Produce clean, creative and informative graphics to tell the weather story
  • Fill in on other shifts when necessary
  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of meteorological equipment and software, ensuring proper calibration and functionality
  • Update digital platforms and interact with viewers on social media platforms daily
  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Make public appearances
  • Coordinate with external agencies, such as the National Weather Service or emergency management organizations, to exchange critical weather information and collaborate on emergency response plans


3-5 years


  • BA/BS degree in Meteorology, Geoscience or Atmospheric Science
  • Minimum 3-5 YEARS on-air meteorology experience required with a demonstrated ability to provide accurate and reliable forecasts in a professional broadcasting environment
  • Knowledge of WSI necessary
  • Certification from recognized meteorological organizations is desired
  • Be proficient at posting content to various websites and social media; computer literacy required, including weather and newsroom computer systems
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays, and fill-in when necessary
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment


TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% – 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 

*Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for details specific to their benefits.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit http://www.TEGNA.com.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected] 





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