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Morning Meteorologist

Local 4 News, WHBF-TV

Morning Meteorologist

Local 4 News is seeking a Full Time Morning Meteorologist for our 4-hour morning show that splits between Local 4 CBS and Fox18.  We are looking for someone that possesses the skills to deliver a dynamic and engaging weathercast in a very conversational style that matches our measured approach and not “over-the-top” weather brand.  You will be forecasting for the Quad Cities, a group of cities in Iowa and Illinois split by the Mississippi River.  Our ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who values being part of a healthy, collaborative, high-performing team.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Rock Island - 61201
  • Produces and presents weather reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all weather/news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes and delivers weather stories in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating weather programming and other content.
  • Responds to breaking and/or severe weather events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Writes web stories detailing the local forecast on a daily basis.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Minimum one years experience in weather reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with MAX weather system.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
  • Strong understanding of the field of meteorology and a proven track record of forecasting.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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