Meteorologist - WQAD

Meteorologist - WQAD

Do you have a passion for weather and storm chasing? Our StormTrack 8 weather crew is looking for a dependable and enthusiastic meteorologist to join our team. You would be forecasting on the weekends with chances to chase during the week in the weather vehicle we call “The Beast”. When weather is slow, you’d help our news team out by turning weather-related news content.

Anchor weather segments on scheduled newscasts

Compile forecasts and other weather data using WSI systems and other related sources

Ability to track storms safely from a chase vehicle

Shoot/Edit video for weather related news content

Mine a wide variety of sources for relevant weather content that would air in our newscasts

Write weather related content for all digital platforms

Maintain social media accounts

Represent WQAD during public appearances

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: Strong forecasting and adlibbing skills are required. Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines. Meteorology and Journalism background, excellent English communication skills and a basic understanding of AP style are required. Computer skills are required. Experience with Photoshop and digital video editing are helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work with a diverse group of people.

A positive, “can-do” approach is required, complainers without solutions will probably be sent to our competition!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION: Apply On-line: Go to and search for keyword “Meteorologist”. Please include a cover letter with resume submissions.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 49 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 75 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 49 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please

Tribune is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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