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Chief Meteorologist

Grand Rapids, MI
  • Job Code
    2017-46567
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Chief Meteorologist

US-MI-Grand Rapids
1 week ago
Job ID
2017-46567
Category
News Operations

Overview

We are FOX 17 News, A Tribune station in the 43rd market and we are looking for our next chief meteorologist who can take our five-person weather team to the next level. West Michigan experiences every kind of severe weather, so if you are into forecasting and tracking when big weather breaks, this is the opportunity for you. You must be energetic, engaging and excited to live and work on Michigan’s Gold Coast. The next FOX 17 chief meteorologist must have an intense passion for covering severe and inconvenient weather that impacts our viewer’s lives. We are looking for a dynamic personality who can strike a balance between being aggressive when serious weather threatens and having fun when the skies clear. You must have a vision for producing and covering weather on all digital platforms and be a leader on social media.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Deliver on-air forecasts for station newscasts and local programming.
• Produce and prepare weather forecasts.
• Provide forecasts and breaking news on digital platforms.
• Report weather, news and breaking news for station newscasts.
• Aggressive on social media and demonstrated ability to engage audience on all platforms.
• Desire to connect with local communities by meeting with local groups and representing WXMI at important events.
• Work with News Director to determine strategic direction of weather department.

Qualifications

Successful candidates MUST HAVE at least FIVE years of weather forecasting experience in leadership role in a medium-market commercial TV newsroom.  Prior experience as a Chief Meteorologist pred.  online at http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ and search for keyword “Chief Meteorologist”. Please include a link to your demo reel somewhere in your resume. 

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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Tribune Media is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of 42 owned or operated broadcast stations, national entertainment network WGN America, Tribune Studios, Gracenote, WGN-Radio and a significant number of iconic real estate properties and strategic investments.

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