WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY, has an opportunity for a meteorologist to join our Weather Team. You will working collaboratively with a team of meteorologists as well as other members of the newsroom.Job Responsibilities:

  • Give our viewers the weather forecast with accurate, compelling, and understandable weather storytelling and graphics.
  • Will provide urgent, immediate weather information before and during severe weather events.
  • Will be able to simultaneously provide content on TV and on our digital platforms.
  • Could be deployed in the field during weather events, science and community-based reporting
  • Summarize fact and clearly communicate content for broadcast.
  • In-person attendance is required. Position is located in South Burlington, VT.


  • In-depth knowledge of weather science and forecasting.
  • Knowledgeable about how to interpret and translate high powered radar data.
  • Proficient in using WSI and other graphics and technology.
  • Excellent forecasting and on-air skills.
  • Ability to tell a compelling weather story.
  • Ability to do live field reporting on weather and other topics.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related field or equivalent experience
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training or experience will be considered.


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