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Meteorologist – WOWT TV, Omaha

About Gray Television: Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WOWT: WOWT is a modern facility equipped with state of the art technology, and with our leading broadcast news we provide award winning local news coverage, dedicated community service, and effective marketing solutions for area businesses. Omaha is one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest with a strong market supported by several national industries. The Omaha area boasts an array of top attractions that can’t be matched, from the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo, to the NCAA Men’s College World Series. Omaha is popular for our downtown which is home to a revitalized riverfront and the Historic Old Market.

Job Summary/Description: WOWT in Omaha, NE is seeking an experienced Meteorologist to join our First Alert Weather team. The Meteorologist will work closely with the Chief Meteorologist, news managers and producers to cover comprehensive weather coverage in daily newscasts, as well as during severe weather. The Meteorologist will also contribute additional weather content to WOWT.com, our TV and weather apps, and social media, which may include occasional MMJ duties. WOWT is looking for a candidate who will make a positive contribution in the newsroom and community.

Your responsibilities/duties will include (but not be limited to):

• Analyze weather data and prepare detailed forecasts

• Prepare graphics to support weather presentation

• Flexible schedule for severe weather & winter weather scenarios

• Work closely with news management in designing presentation style and editorial content for weather presentations.

• Developing and reporting weather stories

• Preparation of material for delivery of newscasts

• Post content to website and social media platforms


• Bachelor’s degree in meteorology

• Prior experience as a broadcast meteorologist

• Strong on-air communication skills

• Ability to work as part of an on-air team and part of a weather team

• Knowledge with WSI Max and their various platforms a plus

• Ability to be creative with graphic design and presentation

• Demonstrated ability to accurately forecast weather

• Proficient in social media platforms

Interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)

WOWT-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

Additional Info: 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 Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 7/28/2023

Closing Date: 10/26/2023

City: Omaha – 68131

State: Nebraska

Apply Online URL: https://gray.tv/careers