WPTZ TV, South Burlington, Vermont

Date Posted July 22, 2019
Industry TV Jobs
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status
Salary Negotiable


WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY, has an opportunity for a high energy, highly skilled meteorologist to join our Weather Team. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows the science, but can tell a relatable weather story. Our next meteorologist will be an accurate forecaster, convey an appropriate tone of urgency and authority in severe weather coverage, summarize complicated information, and stay cool under pressure. This meteorologist will be assigned to weekend weather anchoring, fill-in for weekday meteorologists and reporting.

During work hours, you’ll be in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility. In off hours, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best ski areas in the country, scenic mountains, and some of the most beautiful waterways in the country.

Job Responsibilities:

Give our viewers the weather forecast with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather storytelling and graphics.

Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events

Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV and on our digital platforms.

Will use all the technology and tools available to us including the WSI weather system, to tell an intriguing weather story

Could be deployed in the field during weather events

Gather news and information

Summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast

Qualifications Requirements:

In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.

Proven on-air experience in handling breaking news and severe weather coverage

Dynamic and authoritative on-air presence with a conversational weather presentation

Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data

Proficient in using WSI and other graphics and technology

Excellent forecasting and on-air skills

Strong organizational skills

Ability to tell a compelling weather story

Radar experience preferred

Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics.


Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field or equivalent experience

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