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22 Dec 2021

Full-Time Chief Evening Meteorologist, WSYM

PJRetty – Posted by PJRetty Lansing, Michigan, United States

Job Description

The E.W. Scripps news station FOX 47 in Lansing, Michigan (WSYM) is looking for a full-time Meteorologist to join the weather team.  This position will work out of the FOX 17 West Michigan (WSYM) station in Grand Rapids, MI.   The meteorologist is responsible for analyzing meteorological data gathered by satellites and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for the viewers in the region. A solid understanding of lake effect snow is beneficial. The meteorologist must have a strong understanding and engagement on digital and social media platforms and desire to engage in the mid-Michigan community.


  • Interpret and analyze weather data to create local forecasts

  • Report information “live” in scheduled newscasts, during unscheduled cut-ins, on-line and on social media as needed

  • Develop graphics and presentation of weather information

  • Report on a variety of subjects and write stories for broadcasts and sweeps pieces

  • Participate in certain aspects of newscast anchoring including some copy delivery and interviewing

  • Participate in community outreach projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology

  • 1 to 3 years’ experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of both mid-Michigan and west Michigan preferred


  • Thorough knowledge of weather data interpretation and forecasting

  • Ability to deliver weather information in a concise and understandable way

  • Ability to create computer generated graphics

  • Computer literate, including newsroom computer systems

  • Proficient at posting content to various platforms

  • Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work well with a team of other meteorologist in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.


  • In Studio

  • In field for remote broadcasts, reporting

How to Apply

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 18 days.

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