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Published: Jun. 10, 2020 at 5:15 PM CDT
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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 WTOK:

For over 63 years, WTOK has been the dominant news and community information source for East Mississippi and West Alabama. Our station has a rich history of community service, civic involvement, and being a catalyst of economic development with a focus on improving the lives of our viewers. By employing the latest in cutting edge technology, our staff is committed to providing accurate and timely news information on television and digital platforms that fit the lifestyles of those that depend on us. WTOK (ABC), Meridian’s CW8 and MyTOK2 are also committed to providing quality entertainment programming for all demographics that consistently deliver excellent ratings performance. Those commitments provide a highly effective marketing platform for area businesses to reach their potential customers. Our staff is truly a family that works together to continue the tradition of excellence that defines WTOK and our community.

Meridian, MS is a place people love to call home. The community has an amazing musical and artistic history that combines the best of a small town atmosphere with the amenities of a much larger city. We are the hometown of the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, award winning actress Sela Ward, and the home of the new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. Meridian is also home to several highly impactful military installations, including NAS Meridian, one of only a few Navy jet fighter training units in the Country. With two interstate highways and a regional airport offering daily jet service flights to a major hub, Meridian is convenient to everywhere. Education and athletics are central to the lifestyle here, with three community colleges, two four year universities, and we are located less than an hour and a half drive from three major Division I universities with outstanding athletic programs. The area sports some of the best hunting, fishing, boating and golfing opportunities in the South.

Job Summary:

WTOK-TV, a Gray television station, is seeking a Meteorologist for the dominant number one station in East Mississippi and West Alabama. We are looking for a knowledgeable forecaster, compelling storyteller and team player to continue the trust our viewers have placed in Storm Team 11 in everyday and breaking weather situations. The ideal candidate will have a comfortable, on-air appearance and be able to break down complex weather situations in easy-to-understand broadcast, online weathercasts. The candidate we’re looking for should also have a strong social media presence.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Analyze weather data and prepare detailed weather forecasts

-Anchor the morning weather-casts

-Fill-in anchor on other newscasts as needed

-Conversational, on-air delivery

-Write and online weather discussions for the general public in a way that explains complex weather phenomena in an easy-to-understand format

-Be actively involved on various, station sponsored social media platforms

-Represent WTOK at community and station-sponsored events

-Flexible schedule during severe weather situations

-Work closely with news management and producers during severe weather situations

Requirements

-At least two-years on-air meteorology experience preferred

-An engaging and comfortable, on-air personality

-Must be a team player

-Be able to communicate effectively on-air and with station management and staff

Interested applicants can apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume

Additional Info

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray Television’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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