Weekend Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist

There’s an exciting opportunity now available in TV broadcasting in Upper Michigan. WLUC-TV6 is looking for a Meteorologist to handle weekends and work as a Multi-Media Journalist. The right person for our team needs to be a great communicator on-air and on-line. This is a full-time position.

WLUC is the leader in News, Weather and Sports in Upper Michigan. That’s due to the dedicated people working at WLUC and FOX UP. The stations are owned by Gray Television. Gray is a small to medium market TV station owner. They have 70 stations stretching from Maine to Nevada.

The Weekend Meteorologist/MMJ is key to TV6 and FOXUP coverage on weekends. They also back up the Chief Meteorologist, weekday evenings and the Morning News Meteorologist, Monday through Friday. The right person is responsible for forecasting weather in one of the most diverse areas of the country. As a Meteorologist, you will be responsible for weather content on-air and on our digital platforms. You will issue warnings and alerts, produce graphics and maps, and report Live during weather events. You must be able to utilize social media during severe weather, as well as write weather stories. Duties include forecasting, producing and presenting clear and concise weathercasts, telling a story and connecting with viewers. You’ll develop content and graphics for on-air and social media, make public appearances on behalf of the station, do Live shots and report from community events and in Breaking News situations.

As a reporter 3 days a week, you will need the skills to tell memorable stories. You'll also report, shoot, write and edit news stories. You'll be expected to enterprise story ideas and develop contacts as well as other responsibilities as assigned. We value visual and compelling storytelling. You will be expected to produce news content on a variety of platforms including, internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television.

A strong on-air, conversational presentation is a must. You’ll work three days as an MMJ. On weekends, your time is split between weather anchoring and reporting. We operate with state-of-the-art equipment, including a new set and control room.

A clean driving record is a requirement and must be maintained. We cover LOCAL news across Upper Michigan traveling considerable distances. A knowledge of weather computers and systems is definitely plus.

Interested applicants may apply for this position at www.gray.tv/applynow.

WLUC is pleased to be a drug-free workplace and an EEO employer.

SKILLS
Working knowledge of weather computers/systems
Writing for on-air and on-line
Working knowledge of videography
Working knowledge of video editing
An easiness being on-air and presentation of unscripted material with weather graphics
Must meet deadlines and be able to multi-task
Great attitude and enjoy working with others
Strong work ethic
Enjoy talking with people
Social Media involvement and knowledge
Professional appearance
Valid Driver’s License
Pass a Drug Test

WLUC has been a fixture in Upper Michigan for over 60 years. The #1 rated WLUC is a market leader and an NBC affiliate. We also operate FOX UP News, #2 in this competitive four station market and a FOX affiliate.

The U.P. is a recreational paradise. Winter, summer, spring or fall, if you enjoy the outdoors, this is the place for you. Ten minutes from anywhere, you’ll find a trail, river, lake or event to capture your desire. The small town setting is peaceful and safe, but still has the big city entertainment and dining experiences. But it’s the people of Upper Michigan that make this area stand out. They’re friendly, helpful, honest and fun. And you could be a part of it.