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Chief Meteorologist - 14330


Location: Midland - Odessa, TX

Contact Name: Tegna Inc.


Job Description

Category: Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Position/Title: Chief Meteorologist - 14330

KWES, NewsWest 9, an award-winning station in West Texas, is on the hunt for the Chief Meteorologist to lead our team of weather scientists in one of the country’s fastest growing areas.

The Chief Meteorologist is a dynamic leader who has mastered every aspect of meteorology, from forecasting, to preparing graphics, to reporting in the fieldif needed, to being an integral part of severe weather coverage reaching our consumers on television, mobile and social media platforms. The Chief Meteorologist must have a passion for owning severe weather or disruptive weather days. It is also important for the Chief Meteorologist to embrace new technology and be willing to explore new ways to present the weather story while also being a key leader in promoting community involvement.

•    Works with the News Director to create and implement strategic direction for weather coverage
•    Uses creativity in pitching, shooting, writing and assigning or editing stories
•    Supervises the weather team, including all scheduling
•    Interacts live with the audience on multiple platforms, especially during severe or inconvenient weather
•    Assists News Director with recruiting and hiring for the weather team
•    Coaches and mentors weather team with regular feedback
•    Works with the News Director and news managers to develop plans for severe weather coverage
•    Leads coordination and implementation of technological advances related to graphics
•    Builds partnerships as required
•    Participates in community outreach efforts including live shots and station appearances as required
•    Builds weather forecasts & weather graphics
•    Keeps up-to-date on the latest weather data gathering/delivery trends
•    Writes and posts stories online, mobile and social media platforms
•    Perform other tasks as required by News Director

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/18/2023
Closing Date: 12/31/2023
City: Midland/Odessa
State: Texas
Experience: 1-3 yrs.

•    Bachelors degree in Meteorology
•    Minimum 2 years of on-air experience
•    Demonstrated leadership
•    Demonstrated experience writing, reporting, shooting, and editing video (working with ENPS and Edius is a plus)
•    Strong communication skills (written/oral)
•    Ability to work under pressure while meeting daily assigned deadlines
•    Applicable knowledge of multiplatform news gathering tools and resources
•    Strong grasp of digital storytelling
•    Fluent with social media platforms and social management tools, including Facebook, and YouTube (knowledgeable in Twitter and Instagram)

Work Environment: Office
Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

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 63 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

EEO statement:
TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.


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