Here’s a rare opportunity for a gifted storyteller who is passionate about weather and telling stories.
We are looking for that individual who can show viewers a unique weather forecast on Sunday nights. Creativity is a must. Show us how you would take our Weather Central system to new heights. Think Sam Champion on Good Morning America. We prefer a meteorologist. If you’re not a met, that’s ok. Just show us your passion and personality for day to day weather, severe weather, and tropical storms. You’ll also fill in for our Chief Meteorologist at night and Good Morning New Orleans meteorologist throughout the year. This position also helps out with producing weather content for on-line and mobile platforms.
You will also showcase your storytelling skills in our extremely popular show News with a Twist. This high energy program showcases two people talking about the news of the day in a one of a kind New Orleans bar. The program takes a fun, creative, and different look at the news of the day. Traditional journalists need not apply. The candidates must be a confident, self-motivated person who can take responsibility for generating stories, developing contacts, and meeting story deadlines. You find new ways to tell stories. Check out News with a Twist on line. We prefer someone with shooting and editing skills. We use Final Cut Pro.
Of course, you need to be up to date on Facebook, Twitter, and all other types of social media.
Interested candidates must have two years of on-air experience, a degree in Meteorology is preferred and experience with Weather Central is a plus. A bachelor’s degree is required.
Must be available on short notice in the event of severe weather, tropical storm coverage, or breaking news.
To apply: Send resume and sample DVD or link to Rick Erbach, News Director, WGNO, 1 Galleria Blvd. Suite 850, Metairie, LA 70001 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.