News - Meteorologist - WDTV

WDTV/WVFX is looking for meteorologist to join our team at our studio in Bridgeport, West Virginia.


Date posted

Sep. 9, 2020 12:00 am

Application deadline

Nov. 9, 2020 12:00 am


Gray Television: WDTV (CBS), WVFX (FOX), EVFX (CW), and EDTV (MeTV)


  • United States

Job description

Job Description

About Gray Television:
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. 

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 WDTV:
WDTV (CBS), WVFX (FOX), EVFX (CW), and EDTV (MeTV) combine to provide local news and weather to all of North Central West Virginia. CBS and FOX combine to carry a predominant number of games for the local favorite Pittsburgh Steelers and FOX's Big 12 affiliation brings us our treasured WVU football games. We are the largest TV source for local news and entertainment for our local 12 county area. Celebrating decades of service and as a local news leader, WDTV features a recently upgraded news studio and a news team dedicated to local news. We pride ourselves on breaking news and weather alerts, and digging deep into the issues affecting our communities. We're dedicated to informing the public, utilizing television, social media and the area's only live-streaming newscast. Our team produces six daily newscasts M-F and four newscasts each weekend. Among many other awards, WDTV has won the WV Broadcasters award 2 years in a row for the best morning newscast. WDTV has had the privilege of helping train and launch the careers of many well-known national journalists, top-market meteorologists, and network and cable executives. The work family of WDTV is made up of a group of dedicated professional and passionate individuals who are the backbone of our daily mission.

WDTV/WVFX is located in beautiful north central West Virginia, about 90 minutes south of Pittsburgh, and 30 minutes south of Morgantown. West Virginia in general is comprised of several small cities and very rural in nature making it a great small town family atmosphere.

Job Summary:
WDTV/WVFX is looking for meteorologist to join our team at our studio in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The successful candidate will have the drive and talent to be number one. You will work with the News Director and other Meteorologists to set the direction of and provide feedback to the weather department. The ideal candidate must be able to produce and deliver a dynamic, compelling and understandable forecast for our newscasts and digital platforms. Accuracy is a must. You will cover severe weather with urgency, while also being reassuring. Our meteorologists must have the ability to work in a multi-platform environment and will contribute daily to our digital platforms, including social media and Responsibilities also include working directly with the news team to build out our coverage and make it meaningful and relatable to our viewers. Our meteorologists 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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build a daily forecast that relates to our viewers
  • Must have knowledge of weather forecasting and system such as WSI
  • Qualified candidates must have knowledge of high powered radar data in communicating information about active storm systems
  • Must be able to update web and social weather information
  • Ability to stream weather video and weather-cast preferred
  • Must handle multiple weather forecasting platforms including television and web
  • Ability to shoot, write and edit stories preferred
  • Must have a desire to be proactively involved in the community
  • Must have a positive attitude and ability to work with others in a changing industry

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