Job Description

ABC 7 Chicago/WLS-TV, the ABC-owned station in Chicago, is looking for a meteorologist to join Chicago’s #1 news team.  The ideal candidate should have a strong on-air presence and know how to turn weather data into a relevant, engaging story for our viewers.  Candidates must have experience and excel at covering severe weather on all platforms.  We are looking for a meteorologist who knows how to connect with viewers and who strives to present an innovative weathercast.   You must be comfortable with the very latest in weather tools and technology.  Expect to report on major weather events and weather trends from the field.   

Candidates must be willing to work any day, any shift.  We are looking for someone who wants to be involved in the community, is passionate about their work and enjoys being part of a team.


  • Forecast weather conditions for the Chicago area
  • Prepare relevant weather maps and innovative graphics to communicate the weather forecast and expected impacts
  • Present the forecast during live newscasts and recordings for digital platforms
  • Clearly communicate life-saving information to people during dangerous weather events
  • Report on major weather events and the impact of our changing climate

Basic Qualifications

  • Skilled in analyzing weather observations and live radar to identify important atmospheric features
  • Skilled in utilizing computer model data to produce an accurate forecast
  • Possesses a knowledge of atmospheric dynamics
  • Proficient in producing graphics through IBM’s Max software

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum 3 years of experience broadcasting in a medium or large TV market.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology or associated geoscience

Additional Information

  • This position is covered under the Company’s collective bargaining agreement with AFTRA.

Flex Type On-Site 

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

To apply, please log on to: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/ and search for Job ID: 10029160 or use the link:


Reporting Location: Chicago, IL

About ABC Owned TV Stations:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

WLS Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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