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WTVD Meteorologist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10059856 Location Durham, North Carolina, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Aug. 30, 2023

Job Summary:

ABC11/WTVD, the ABC Owned Television station in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, North Carolina, is seeking a meteorologist to join our First Alert Weather team.

This person must have an engaging on-air presence and a commanding, authoritative delivery. The ideal candidate will be able to translate weather data into conversational and relatable information for our multi-platform audience. The person must have experience covering severe weather on live television utilizing the latest technology and resources.

ABC11 is committed to recruiting and retaining employees who reflect the communities we serve, at all levels of the company. We expect our employees to have a high degree of ethics and a strong ability to work as a team while displaying empathy and inclusion. We also strive to create content that authentically engages and connects with our diverse audience.


  • Forecast local weather conditions for Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville and Central Carolina

  • Prepare relevant weather maps and innovative graphics to communicate the weather forecast and expected impacts

  • Present the live weather forecast across multiple platforms  

  • Communicate life-saving information to the audience during severe weather

  • Analyze weather observations to identify important atmospheric features

  • Utilize computer model data to produce an accurate forecast

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in producing compelling weather graphics through IBM’s max software

  • Possesses a knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and tropical meteorology

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience broadcasting in a small or medium market

  • Possesses a knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and tropical meteorology

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology or associated geoscience preferred

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with WTVD Television, LLC, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Television.

WTVD Television, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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