WCBI Meteorologist (Full-Time)
WCBI-TV is looking for a full-time, experienced meteorologist to join our Accuweather Forecast team.
WCBI-TV (Columbus, MS) is located in a dynamic weather market, serving North Mississippi and West Alabama.
The leading candidate will have a passion for weather, uses social media/digital platforms frequently to inform and connect with viewers, and will work to keep our viewers safe during threatening weather.
There will be opportunities for storm chasing and weather segments.
Here you will provide wall-to-wall, life-saving coverage for severe weather, winter weather, and even hurricanes.
The ideal candidate will have experience with Baron Lynx, and serve as the primary weekday evening meteorologist.
Public appearances, school visits, and weather segments on-air and online will be required.
- One year minimum forecasting experience.
- Excellent forecasting skills.
- Severe weather wall-to-wall experience.
- Proficient using Baron graphics, radar technology, and touch screen.
- Use social media and digital platforms to give accurate and timely forecasts.
- Make public appearances on behalf of WCBI-TV and participate in promotional shoots and events.
- Work with newsroom management and staff to determine weather coverage, breaking severe weather coverage, and participate in news coverage of weather events and/or stories.
- Innovate ways to deliver weather content to our viewers.
- Will live in reasonable proximity to the Columbus TV station location.
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology
WCBI-TV is located in Columbus, Mississippi, and also has a bureau located in Tupelo, Mississippi.
We are only 30 minutes from Mississippi State University and its meteorology program.
Columbus is a quick weekend trip away from the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Memphis, Birmingham, and Nashville.
There are a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking to fishing to camping. You can find it all here in the North Mississippi and West Alabama.
You’ll also be right in the middle of the Southeastern Conference. MSU, University of Mississippi, and University of Alabama are all located less than two hours from Columbus.
If you believe you are an ideal candidate for this position, we encourage you to apply!
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send links, resume, and references to News Director Joey Barnes ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
We look forward to hearing from you.
News Director, WCBI-TV