Weekend Meteorologist

Published: Apr. 20, 2020 at 5:40 PM CDT
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Dakota News Now is looking for a full-time weekend meteorologist to join its weather team. Come work in our, state-of-the-art studio and newsroom in downtown Sioux Falls!

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about weather. The ideal candidate must have advanced forecasting skills and the ability to present the weather in a factual, memorable, and lively fashion. Someone who can handle severe weather situations on the air is a must. This person is also the fill-in for both the morning and evening meteorologists. The candidate will also do some weather producing work as well.

In addition, candidates may also be required to report occasionally. You will be responsible for shooting, writing, voicing and editing stories for television. Live reports will also be expected. The ideal candidate must be able to work odd hours to complete assigned stories and cover breaking news. Time management skills are key. You should also be skilled in social media and online news production. You must be able to carry 35 to 45 pounds of equipment. A valid driver’s license as well as a safe driving record is necessary.

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology or a related field is required. On-air experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate.

This position reports directly to the news director.

To apply, go to: www.gray.tv/applynow

If you don’t have electronic access, please mail your resume and video samples of your work to:

Kevin King

News Director

Dakota News Now

325 S. 1st Avenue, Suite 100

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Or email material to kevin.king@dakotanewsnow.com

No phone calls please

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Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company and requires pre-employment drug and background testing. EOE Gray Television Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap or marital status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission. If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC in Washington, D.C. 20054, or other appropriate state or local agencies.