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Chief Meteorologist


Are you a Meteorologist ready to further your career and forecasting abilities in one of the most dynamic weather markets in the country? Would you like to be a part of a great weather team while living in the home of tremendous culture and a way of life centered around being outdoors? If so, KADN News15, the NBC and FOX affiliate in Lafayette, LA is looking for you! We are looking for a Chief Meteorologist for our Storm Team who will primarily anchor evening newscasts but will also work mornings/weekends as needed.

Duties include:

·         Produce and present clear and accurate forecasts which tell a story and connect with viewers

·         Alert viewers to the threat of severe weather

·         Work closely with news director and producers to determine relevant, promotable weather content in breaking and everyday situations

·         Author text, graphic, picture, and video forecasts and weather stories for broadcast, digital, and social media platforms

·         Utilize social media to gather and distribute weather information

·         Report live during weather events

·         Work a flexible schedule including morning, evening, or weekend shifts.

Skills required:

·         Be a confident and dynamic on-air presenter

·         Have a professional on-air presence

·         Possess a strong science background

·         Able to clearly explain the weather story, by utilizing graphics and video, in a way that helps our audience prepare for various weather conditions

·         Be an excellent communicator and able to work well with a team

·         Be proficient with the tools and technology needed to author, produce, and deliver forecasts, severe weather coverage, and weather information.

Experience Needed:

·         A Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric science or other relevant science degree is preferred

·         Previous on-air experience presenting weather and news information is preferred

·         AMS Seal Preferred




Anyone interested should send a resume and samples of their work to  Include the words “Chief Meteorologist” in the subject line.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2019-04-07