• Full Time
  • Anywhere




WBIR, the TEGNA station in Knoxville, TN is looking for a dynamic and engaging Weekend Meteorologist/Forecaster. This position is responsible for preparing and delivering accurate weather reports for our weekend newscasts, website, and social media while embracing social media tools for expanding weather coverage and storytelling. The right candidate is a weather storyteller. The best fit for us will already understand and embrace the significance of having a strong weather presence on social media and possess a multi-platform approach to weather coverage.


• Research, prepare and deliver daily weather content utilizing all available weather data, graphics computers and radars.

• Write & post stories on social media platforms

• Present on-air with clear, concise, and interesting weather segments

• Prepare and deliver severe weather updates, interrupting regular programming as necessary.

• Prepare and update all weather content across all platforms (on-air and digital)


3 – 5 years



• 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.



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.


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