Production Assistant

Tegna Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 1 month ago


WLTX-TV in Columbia, S.C. is looking for an experienced Meteorologist to join our Weather team.

This position is responsible for preparing and delivering accurate weather reports on-air and online in a conversational manner.

The successful candidate must have a passion for reporting on severe weather and telling compelling weather stories across our various platforms.

The ideal candidate embraces new technology, explores new ways to present the weather, isn't afraid to report live from the scene after severe weather, but also is equally prepared to report live from a park on a beautiful sunny day. Interaction with our audience is a must, as we encourage the integration of user generated content (photos/videos) in our forecasts.


  • Provide accurate weather forecasts using the most accurate weather technology in a multi-platform environment

  • Create digital and social content multiple times a day and create differentiated weather segments for broadcast

  • Produce clean and informative graphics to tell the weather story

  • Interact live with the audience on multiple platforms, especially during severe or disruptive weather

  • Produce, shoot, write, and edit news stories and use engaging graphics

  • Communicate and lead the team with ideas for smart weather coverage on all platforms

  • Work in the field to show various elements of severe weather situations

  • Make public appearances

  • Perform other tasks as required by the chief and other news managers


  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years on-air experience is preferred

  • Demonstrate ability to provide accurate weather forecasts using the latest weather technology in a multi-platform environment

  • Exceptional online and social media skills

  • Must actively participate in social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Knowledge of WSI necessary and knowledge of Edius is a plus


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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