Weather Specialist

Crystal Lake, IL

Shaw Media looking for someone who gets excited about the weather and wants to help our audience stay on top of when and how it will affect their lives.

We’re seeking a weather specialist who can bring new life and localization to our daily weather reports in our many daily and weekly newspapers in northern Illinois and the Chicago suburbs, from Morris in the south all the to the Wisconsin border and west to Dixon and Sterling. 

This is a unique opportunity to build your personal brand in front of our considerable print and online audience. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with regular, on-camera weather reporting. They should be willing to work in tandem with our marketing efforts and aspire to be not just a reporter, but a personality who our audience grows to recognize and trust.

If you’re a meteorologist or a journalist with knowledge of and interest in weather reporting, send us your résumé.



  • Produce relevant daily weather content including forecasts, maps, video, and written reporting
  • Execution of regular on-camera reporting and public appearances within the communities served
  • Regularly update social media with relevant and breaking weather-related content
  • Build and maintain a network of weather-spotters in Northern Illinois
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines 
  • Ensure timely reporting of breaking weather phenomena
  • Help to market expanded and enhanced weather coverage



  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, journalism or equivalent experience
  • Strong camera presence, communication, and interpersonal skills 
  • Broad understanding of how weather affects all types of community groups (farmers, commuters, parents, elderly, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively either independently or with a team consisting of individuals from all levels of the organization, including senior management
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of insurance
  • Historical knowledge of Northern Illinois weather events a plus


This exciting position offers the right person the opportunity to shape our new direction when it comes to reporting the weather. This individual will be a personality presented to our readers on a daily basis, and will be expected to make some public appearances to represent the company in the community. 


Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best:

Shaw Media offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, vision, life, 401(k) with company match and paid holidays, sick, and vacation.  The people are awesome, too! 

If this sound like you, submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples to:

Online:  Apply Now! (located below)

Or mail to:     Shaw Media - Weather Specialist
                        PO Box 250
                        Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer.
Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.
This posting may not include all duties of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer​

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