Apple Valley News Now is the ABC affiliate in the Yakima/Tri-Cities market of Washington state. We are looking for a self-motivated, highly organized individual to lead our First Alert team and take our weather coverage to the next level. If you have on-air experience conveying viewer-driven forecasts effectively plus success creating and delivering accurate, dynamic weather reports on-air and online, we want to talk to you. Come join our close-knit news team at Apple Valley News Now, a family-owned, people-first business where our communities are at the core of what we do and who we are.
Why Work for Apple Valley News Now?
Because we care about you and your life outside of work just as much as we value the work you do as Chief Meteorologist. Members of our team receive support and feedback, but also are held to high expectations to create the newscasts and weather reports our community needs and expects. The fast-growing Yakima and Tri-Cities areas (Kennewick/Pasco/Richland) offer amazing outdoor views, cultural diversity, stress-free commutes, proximity to Spokane, Seattle, and Portland, and is known as the “Heart of Washington Wine Country.”
What you’ll do:
As Chief Meteorologist, our community will count on you to keep them informed and safe, especially during severe weather events. When the weather takes an unexpected turn, you will lead the efforts delivering essential, life-saving messages while tracking severe, disruptive and inconvenient weather. Your clear, concise forecasts, graphics, and alerts will help our viewers plan their day. Your degree in meteorology, along with your sound editorial judgement, and ability to think beyond the green screen, will be vital to your success as you prepare and deliver weathercasts utilizing all available weather data and graphics computers. Experience with Baron Weather System is a plus. NWA and/or AMS seal are preferred, but if you have on-air experience and a passion for forecasting, let’s talk.
What you’ll get in return:
Apple Valley News Now offers a supportive work environment with co-workers and managers who value your work, your time and your perspective. Our management team is committed to maintaining a culture where employees can flourish and grow, professionally and personally.
Pay range: $58,000/year -$64,000/year
Benefits: We offer employees and their families medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, and Employee Assistance Program benefits. Employees are also offered long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401(k), health savings account, employee referral program, and paid time off including vacation time equivalent to 80 hours/year depending on start date, 10 sick days per calendar year depending on start date, 2 personal days and 9 paid holidays.
Apply right away for a chance to join a news team that believes in family, community and a legacy of local journalism. Live in a beautiful city with just enough unusual weather to keep you engaged. For online application instructions click below and include your resume and link.
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