Meteorologist Weekend / MMJ

Title: Meteorologist Weekend / MMJ
Station: WJRT
Dept: News
Position: M7N1RT
Location: Flint

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION:
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

ABOUT STATION:
For more than 60 years, ABC12 has been part of the Mid-Michigan community. Being called a leader in the industry is a responsibility and commitment we take seriously.

Providing breaking news of the day and keeping our viewers informed before, during and after severe weather is our commitment day in and day out. Reaching beyond the traditional news of the day, ABC12 is humbled to be the media partner for several events throughout the year benefiting the community we call home.

If you are looking for a place to grow your career, find an opportunity to make a change or challenge your skills, the award winning team of ABC12 could be the perfect home for you too.

JOB SUMMARY:
WJRT is seeking an experienced meteorologist/MMJ to join our award-winning news team at our state-of-the-art studios in Flint, Michigan. The successful candidate will have the drive and talent to be number one. You will work with the News Director and Chief Meteorologist to set the direction of and provide feedback to the news department and weather department.

The ideal candidate must be able to produce and deliver a dynamic, compelling and understandable forecast for our newscasts and digital platforms. Accuracy is a must. You will cover severe weather with urgency, while also being reassuring. Our weekend meteorologist/MMJ must have the ability to work in a multi-platform environment and will contribute daily to our digital platforms, including social media and abc12.com. Applicant must have ability to perform as one-person-band Reporter/MMJ for three weekdays. Must be comfortable on air or live in the field.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working directly with the news team to build out our coverage and make it meaningful and relatable to our viewers. Our meteorologists also report in the field. Strong leadership and teamwork is a must. Our weather team is involved in the newsroom and the community. The person we hire must have a positive attitude and be an ambassador for the station by making personal appearances at community events. This position will include weekends.

Constructing a clear accurate forecast for weekend newscasts. Writing compelling stories. Shooting and editing video. Live reporting in studio or in the field. Update social media accounts. Must be able to work under extreme deadlines pressure and respond to late changes. Be available for unscheduled assignments on morning, nights, weekends and holidays as assigned by News Management.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree in meteorology or similar degree.
3+ years previous experience and working knowledge of weather systems.
3+ years previous broadcasting experience.
Pre-employment and random drug testing are a condition of employment.
You must possess a valid driver’s license had have a good driving record.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings
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