Chief Meteorologist

Website KADN News15

Are you a Meteorologist ready to further your career and forecasting abilities in one of the most dynamic weather markets in the country? Would you like to be a part of a great weather team while living in the home of tremendous culture and a way of life centered around being outdoors? If so, KADN News15, the NBC and FOX affiliate in Lafayette, LA is looking for you! We are looking for a Chief Meteorologist for our Storm Team who will primarily anchor evening newscasts but will also work mornings/weekends as needed.

Duties include:

·        Produce and present clear and accurate forecasts which tell a story and connect with viewers

·        Alert viewers to the threat of severe weather

·        Work closely with news director, producers and Storm Track 15 team to determine relevant, promotable weather content in breaking and everyday situations

·        Author text, graphic, picture, and video forecasts and weather stories for broadcast, digital, and social media platforms

·        Utilize social media to gather and distribute weather information

·        Report live during weather events

·        Work a flexible schedule including morning, evening, or weekend shifts.

Skills required:

·        Be a confident and dynamic on-air presenter

·        Have a professional on-air presence

·        Possess a strong science background

·        Able to clearly explain the weather story, by utilizing graphics and video, in a way that helps our audience prepare for various weather conditions

·        Be an excellent communicator and able to work well with a team

·        Be proficient with the tools and technology needed to author, produce, and deliver forecasts, severe weather coverage, and weather information.

Experience Needed:

·        A Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric science or other relevant science degree is preferred

·        Previous on-air experience presenting weather and news information is preferred

·        AMS Seal Preferred

·        Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).               

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