Weekend Weather Anchor/MMJ - KAAL TV

The Weekend Weather Anchor is responsible for producing and presenting a dynamic forecast while being in-tune with the station's strategic goals. Job # 24-1153


Date posted

Apr. 8, 2024 4:45 pm

Application deadline

May 8, 2024 5:00 pm


Hubbard Broadcasting


  • United States

Job description

About Us
As an ABC6 News (KAAL-TV) employee, you're surrounded by opportunity while experiencing forward-thinking philosophy. You'll work among passionate, engaged professionals who work together to create the most entertaining content in Television and Digital platforms for our audience. Whether you're searching for a career On-Air, Behind-The-Scenes, or Marketing & Promotion, there's opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive within ABC6 News and Hubbard Broadcasting.

Job Overview

Covering weather in Southeast Minnesota and Northern Iowa is a meteorologist's dream. We have snow, blizzards, thunderstorms, tornadoes, bitter cold and even heat waves. The Weekend Weather Anchor is responsible for producing and presenting a dynamic forecast while being in-tune with the station's strategic goals. The Weather Anchor must be a storyteller and communicator on television and across our digital and social media platforms. This position will also be responsible for reporting 3 days per week.

Job Responsibilities

  • Forecast, produce, and present clear and concise weathercasts that tell a story and connect with viewers.
  • Effectively utilize social media, during severe weather and everyday situations, as well as write weather stories.
  • Work with producers and fellow meteorologists to determine relevant weather content in breaking news and everyday situations, doing live shots and reporting from community events.
  • Enterprise stories in line with our brand on a daily basis.
  • This position will use cameras, research sources, and editing equipment.
  • Maintain professional standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics, and grooming as required by the position. 
  • Participate in the station’s Weather Lab initiative at local schools and events.
  • Reporting and MMJ duties as assigned when not anchoring weather.


  • Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • An AMS seal or the CBM from the American Meteorological Society is preferred.
  • Experience with computer graphics and radar.
  • Excellent weather and news judgment.
  • Ability to think critically, quick and effective decision making, and live ad-libbing.
  • Ability to work well under pressure while meeting daily assigned deadlines.
  • Must be flexible to work any assigned shift including nights, weekends, and holidays. Ability to work an established schedule and other hours to fill in for vacations as needed.
  • Experience, shooting, and editing in a non-linear format.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving history as determined by the Company. Driving record will be checked.
  • Demo reel or online portfolio required.

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