Chief Meteorologist (full-time),   WBKO-TV,   Bowling Green KY

Chief Meteorologist (full-time),   WBKO-TV,   Bowling Green KY

Location:  2727 Russellville Road

Contact Email Address henry.chu@wbko.com
Contact Phone Number (270) 467-0316
Position Description
WBKO Television broadcasts signals for ABC, FOX, and CW. We are the dominant local news leader offering five hours of news daily. Our vision statement: To be the undisputed leader of local content, community service, and customer success. Our mission statement: We seek to develop employees committed to excellence in local news, entertainment and community service.
WBKO offers employees the flexibility to learn other jobs, cutting edge equipment, opportunity to work with live news, Emmy and AP award-winning mentors, encouragement to volunteer for community service.

Job Summary:
After 31-years, WBKO’s Chief Met is retiring. The successful candidate must be a strong communicator on-air, on-line and in-person. He/she must be well versed on the latest weather technology, be an accurate forecaster, able to train other meteorologists, passionate about being involved in community service projects/groups, and of course love weather and early mornings as he/she is also co-host for WBKO’s #1 rated morning and mid-day news programs.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

WBKO’s Chief Meteorologist must have the ability to work in a multi-platform environment and will contribute daily to our digital platforms, including social media and wbko.com.
• Responsibilities also include working directly with the news team to build out our coverage and make it meaningful and relatable to our viewers.
• Our Chief Meteorologist may have to report in the field.
• Strong leadership and teamwork is a must, our weather team is involved in the newsroom and the community.
• The person we hire must have a positive attitude and be an ambassador for the station by making personal appearances at community events.

• College Degree in Meteorology
• AMS and/or NWA Certified meteorologist is preferred
• Experience with WSI
• 3-5 years of on-air TV Experience
• Excellent driving record is a must


Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow

**WBKO is an equal opportunity employer. All employment offers are contingent upon completion of the application process. This process includes a pre-employment drug test and motor vehicle record check.
***Gray Television participates in E-verify.

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of WBKO’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Deadline for receiving applications: Until position filled.