Job: WLS-TV Meteorologist – ABC7 Chicago

job description

ABC 7 Chicago/WLS-TV, ABC’s Chicago-based station, is seeking a meteorologist to join Chicago’s premier news team. The ideal candidate should have a strong on-air presence and know how to turn weather data into a relevant, compelling story for our viewers. Candidates must have experience and excellence in severe weather coverage across all platforms. We are looking for a meteorologist who knows how to engage with viewers and strives to present an innovative weather report. You must be familiar with the latest weather tools and technology. Expect reports of important weather events and weather trends from the field.

Candidates must be willing to work every day and every shift. We are looking for someone who wants to get involved in society, enjoys his work and likes to be part of a team.


-Prediction of weather conditions for the Chicago area

– Prepare relevant weather maps and innovative graphics to communicate weather forecast and expected impact

– Present forecast during live newscasts and recordings for digital platforms

– Clearly communicate life-saving information to people during dangerous weather events

-Report on major weather events and the impact of our changing climate

basic qualifications

-Expertise in analyzing weather observations and live radar to identify key atmospheric features

-Ability to use computer model data to produce an accurate forecast

– Possesses knowledge of atmospheric dynamics

– Mastering the creation of graphics using IBM’s Max software

Required Qualifications

At least 3 years of broadcasting experience in a medium or large TV market.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience

Preferred education

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology or related Earth Sciences

Additional information:

This position falls under the company’s collective bargaining agreement with AFTRA.

Reporting Location – Chicago, IL


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