Weekend Meteorologist / Multimedia Journalist

WBBJ/ABC and CBS, 7 Eyewitness News, West Tennessee’s News Channel has an immediate opening for a weekend meteorologist/weekday multimedia journalist. WBBJ, located between Nashville and Memphis, is the dominant regional news operation in the West Tennessee market. Duties include, but are not limited to, producing and delivering weathercasts on weekend evenings and shooting, writing and editing stories for three days of the week. Must also participate in editorial meetings, interact with weather department members, news producers and managers, and conduct severe weather coverage with the weather department when necessary. A social media presence is a must, as candidates must be able to maintain a Facebook and Twitter presence and update with posts as needed especially during weather events. Must be able to work holidays and be able to perform duties listed within hours given. Applicants should have a B.S. in meteorology and either have NWA/AMS Seal of Approval or be eligible and ready to attain seals. WBBJ is an “all-Baron” shop, so experience with Baron software products that include OMNI, VIPIR and StormWarn programs is a plus. Strong ad-lib and liveshot skills are a must, along with developing and maintaining meaningful contacts. We’re looking for candidates who have a passion for telling a story related to weather and agriculture that impacts our viewers. Position requires candidate to carry camera equipment up to 40 lbs. Must possess a current valid drivers license and have physical ability to drive a vehicle. Send your resume with references and video reel via web link or DVD to: Tom Meiners Chief Meteorologist WBBJ-TV 346 Muse Street Jackson, TN 38301 tmeiners@wbbjtv.com Email is preferred. No phone calls, please.