WSFA 12 News in Montgomery, Alabama is looking for a full-time Meteorologist.
Applicant should have at least two years of experience working as a meteorologist, have a Meteorology & or Atmospheric Science degree and should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. This is a weather-heavy position where you will be doing at least one weathercast a day over a 5-day week. It is essentially a weekend and 3 weekday shift where the successful candidate will back up the Chief Meteorologist in evening newscasts. We are an aggressive weather team that uses WSI, Baron Lynx and an 80" touchscreen to provide visually compelling and accurate weather coverage of tornadoes, hurricanes and winter storms.
Full working knowledge of WSI, Baron Radar products & Live Wire is a plus. Strong, creative graphics building skills are required to maximize signature graphics to tell your weather story in every weathercast. The candidate should also have strong reporting skills (storytelling/photography/editing) as well to complete a weekly franchise assignment as a MMJ. Severe weather experience is a must. Central Alabama is a hotbed for severe weather and the candidate must be ready for all situations.
Candidate must be able to communicate in a calm and reassuring manner during very stressful situations. Accurate weather forecasting with a strong science background should be demonstrated. A creative, fresh presentation as well as severe weather examples should be included on any demo reel submitted. Candidate must bring professionalism, energy, confidence and personality to our newscasts and our newsroom. These responsibilities and skills apply on-air, all social media platforms as well as wsfa.com, facebook, Instagram & Twitter. College degree and AMS or NWA Seal of Approval required. Drug screen and MVR check required.
Qualified applicants, please apply online and attach your cover letter and resume with references, and a link to your work explaining why we should hire you. Apply to: https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com - No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V