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WAAY is Alabama Broadcasters Station of the Year


WAAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Huntsville, Alabama market, has an opportunity for a high-energy, highly skilled Meteorologist to join our accomplished weather team.  Huntsville was recently ranked as the nation’s Best Place to Live by U. S. News and World Report.  This position provides the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art weather tools.  The North Alabama region is an incredibly active weather market. WAAY-TV continues to invest in our weather department and is home to the country’s largest privately-owned radar network; three radars strategically positioned to cover all of North Alabama, from the Shoals in the western section of the market to the Sand Mountain region to the east.  Huntsville is now Alabama’s largest city and is rapidly growing.


The ideal candidate must be able to produce and deliver a dynamic, compelling and understandable forecast during local newscasts on various digital platforms. You will become part of a true weather team that covers severe weather with urgency while being reassuring. Our meteorologists possess skills that allow for daily contribution to our digital platforms, including social media and  The person who joins our team must have a positive attitude and seek to be an ambassador for WAAY-TV by making personal appearances at community events.  Other duties will be assigned based on experience.  This meteorologist will be assigned to Saturday morning newscasts as well as our midday newscasts 2-3 days a week. As the candidate develops, will fill-in during weekday morning and evening newscasts and will work daily at some level with weather staff.


Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science required Minimum of two-years on-air experience as a Broadcast Meteorologist (Internships and college experience highly considered) Applicants should have, or be qualified to apply for, the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist or the AMS Seal Demonstrate ability to post forecasts, graphics, and related information to various digital media platforms Strong social media skills, including an active weather presence on Facebook and Instagram Ability to manage multiple priorities and calmly handle live, breaking news and weather situations and related events Write, edit, and report on weather and/or news from the field or inside the newsroom Be available to work a flexible schedule and fill-in when necessary


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