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Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem.  We are home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command, and the second largest research park in the country!  This is a growing, thriving, and exciting community.  Huntsville is estimated to be the largest metro in Alabama in the year 2020.  WAAY is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results but provides support and culture to win.  

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Meteorologist

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

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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 WAAYTV.com.  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.

 

Job Requirements:

  •   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

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and link to current work to:  jobs@waaytv.com

 

Or by mail to:

Meteorologist

WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

 

WAAY-TV is an equal opportunity employer with a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices.  If you have a competitive spirit, common sense, and a desire to be the best you can be in an environment that encourages community involvement and is building one of local television's best cultures, you move to the front of the line.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!  A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.  Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).


Multimedia Journalist

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

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WAAY - TV, Alabama Broadcasters Association's Station of the Year is seeking Multimedia Journalists.  If you’re looking for a bunch of clichés in this listing hit the back button now.  WAAY is looking for hungry, passionate Multimedia Journalists who crave coming to work every day.

The ideal candidates have a thirst for breaking news, public safety, education, cultivating sources and asking questions that will hold people accountable.  You will be a creative writer and storyteller ready to break the surface with your stories.  You will value engaging and active stand-ups.  You will appreciate constructive criticism and put ideas into action.

In return, WAAY 31 will take the time and spend the money to invest in you.  You will have a voice in the newsroom, opportunities for advancement and the most sophisticated technology in the industry.  We will give you all the tools you need to succeed.

If you need a flexible work-life balance, Huntsville, AL is a hidden gem.  Rolling mountains surround the city, as do lakes and rivers.  We are also home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, the US Army’s Aviation and Missile command and the second largest research park in the country.  If you like to travel, Nashville is a two-hour drive and Atlanta is a little more than three hours away.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or equivalent.

2 years experience as a MMJ is required.

Able to work independently and as a team member

Ability to shoot and edit video.

Willing to work in any weather condition, holidays and weekends.

 

Interested candidates should send their resume and reel to jobs@waaytv.com or

WAAY – TV

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

 

No phone calls accepted.  WAAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our company expects top performance and results and provides the support and culture to win.  WAAY believes that local television is rewarding and fun in a market that is rocket science! Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans.

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).  A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.