NewsWest 9 add /KWES-TV, a TEGNA station in Midland/Odessa, TX, is looking to hire a Weekend Meteorologist.


Date posted

Sep. 25, 2020 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 25, 2020 12:00 am


NewsWest 9 add /KWES-TV, a TEGNA station in Midland/Odessa, TX,


  • United States

Job description


NewsWest 9 add /KWES-TV, a TEGNA station in Midland/Odessa, TX, is looking to hire a Weekend Meteorologist to join our team of weather scientists! We are looking for candidates with a passion for weather and who know how to tell the weather story on all digital platforms. This position will be a major digital role and will require someone who is extremely comfortable and efficient with building graphics on WSI.  Along with weekend anchor responsibilities, this position requires fill in work on week days during thirty-minute newscasts at 4pm, 5pm and 10pm and an hour long 6pm.  The right candidate will have strong communication skills, be a team player, have an engaging personality and a passion for winning severe weather. They will be an integral part of severe weather coverage and must be capable of sustaining long-form continuous coverage for severe weather events.  Most meteorologists love science, but NewsWest 9 meteorologist take science stories and tell them in such a way that all audiences on all platforms can understand.  Whether it's space, earthquakes or a science fair it's important to be a good story teller! Community involvement is a must. 

  • Prepare and present accurate weather forecasts for a variety of time periods and dayparts
  • Interact live with the audience on multiple platforms, especially during severe or inconvenient weather
  • Track and warn viewers of severe weather during continuous coverage
  • Produce weather news and use engaging graphics • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Work in the field to show various elements of severe weather situations
  • Write for the web and various social media platforms, including attaching images and streaming video
  • Ability to work various shifts including early mornings and evenings • Perform other tasks as required by the chief and other news managers


  • High school diploma required
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years on-air experience is preferred but will consider entry level
  • Exceptional online and social media skills
  • Must actively participate in social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram *Knowledge of WSI necessary and knowledge of Edius a plus

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