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Staff Meteorologist

JOB DESCRIPTION:

WDAY, the #1 news station in Fargo, North Dakota is looking for a Staff Meteorologist to join our StormTracker team. 

WDAY is an award-winning station taking home six Emmys and two national Edward R. Murrow awards in the last four years. We are a locally owned and operated station covering North Dakota and western Minnesota.  We produce over 30 hours of local news each week and have a staff of 40 journalists working in our news, weather and sports departments.  Our recently remodeled newsroom and weather center includes spacious new work stations, a makeup room with individualized spaces for personal supplies, meeting spaces and a hangout area complete with couches and televisions.  Here is how WDAY will invest in you:

1.       We offer opportunities to grow – we like to promote from within.

2.       We will provide ongoing training and individual coaching sessions with our Magid consultant team.                                                                   

3.       We offer a good work environment with veteran staff to help you grow and advance.

4.       We have an on-site gym for you to use that is accessible 24-hours a day.

5.       You will qualify for a monthly cell phone reimbursement allowance of up to $40.

 

Our former employees have used their experience at WDAY to obtain jobs in much larger markets.  We currently have WDAY trained journalists working in Detroit, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Tampa Bay, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.   

A little about the Fargo/Moorhead area: Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and borders Moorhead, Minnesota.  The metro population is over 240,000.  Fargo has a vibrant downtown with activities geared towards young professionals like yourself.  The communities have plenty of options for shopping – from local specialty shops to major retailers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

You will join our current staff of five meteorologists.  We track weather over North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota for television, radio and several company-owned websites, along with specialty programming.  You will have the opportunity to work on all of the live news programs.  Our StormTracker meteorologists work in one of the most exciting climates for the weather, from tornados to blizzards, you will cover it all!  Our weather graphic system runs on WSI Max and we forecast storms with our Max Storm system.   

REQUIREMENTS:

We are looking for a person that enjoys tracking storms in all seasons, is a good communicator and wants to join a station dedicated to covering the weather as it happens.    

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, go to www.forumcomm.com/careers and send a link of your work plus resume and references to News Director Jeff Nelson via email at jnelson@wday.com

  

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2020-01-31