Station: WJRT Dept: News Location: Flint
Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).
For more than 60 years, ABC12 has been part of the Mid-Michigan community. Being called a leader in the industry is a responsibility and commitment we take seriously.
Providing breaking news of the day and keeping our viewers informed before, during and after severe weather is our commitment day in and day out. Reaching beyond the traditional news of the day, ABC12 is humbled to be the media partner for several events throughout the year benefiting the community we call home.
If you are looking for an opportunity to make a change or challenge your skills, the award-winning team of ABC12 could be the perfect home for you too.
ABC 12 WJRT-TV in Flint, MI is seeking a full-time Meteorologist to join the best weather team in Mid-Michigan!
Our Meteorologists have the best technology including WSI TruVu Max and Max Storm. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of television forecasting experience, as well as forecasting on digital platforms and social media. A degree in meteorology and a passion for severe weather coverage is required.
Candidate must be able to tell a great weather story in a way that is easy for the viewer to understand – especially when it comes to dayparts and inconvenient weather. Must be able to produce content for all platforms and understand the importance of social media. You must also be community-oriented and be active in the station’s many public events throughout the year.
Must be able to work under extreme deadlines pressure and respond to late changes. Be available for unscheduled assignments on morning, nights, weekends and holidays as assigned by News Management.
Accuracy is a must. You will cover severe weather with urgency, while also being reassuring. Our meteorologist must have the ability to work in a multi-platform environment and will contribute daily to our digital platforms, including social media and abc12.com. Must be comfortable on air or live in the field.
Working directly with the news team to build out our coverage and make it meaningful and relatable to our viewers. Our meteorologists also report in the field. Strong leadership and teamwork is a must. Our weather team is involved in the newsroom and the community. The person we hire must have a positive attitude and be an ambassador for the station by making personal appearances at community events. Constructing a clear accurate forecast for weekend newscasts. Writing compelling stories. Shooting and editing video. Live reporting in studio or in the field. Update social media accounts. Must be able to work under extreme deadlines pressure and respond to late changes.
Degree in meteorology or similar degree.
Previous experience and working knowledge of weather systems.
This is a full-time position offering competitive salaries with a competitive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision plans as well as a 401k plan.
Pre-employment and random drug testing, successful completion of pre-employment background check, and MVR check are conditions of employment. You must possess a valid driver’s license had have a good driving record.
If offered a position, you must produce legally required documentation demonstrating your eligibility to work in the United States before you can begin employment.
This position requires you to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).
Please apply by visiting abc12.com careers and apply.
WJRT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, WJRT complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
WJRT expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of WJRT’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.