WWNY-TV 7 is advertising for a weather person, but the job is not that easy to fill and is more important than you think.
In most markets the weather person is also a commercial pitch man and public relations tool for the station. He or she can do the public appearances that would be inappropriate for the news people.
So all this talk of a credible meteorologist really yields in the end to someone who is a personality and a salesperson for the station and its clients.
Finding someone with the skills, gravitas, marketing ability and desire to make a home in the 190th or so market is not easy.
It's no place for a rookie flailing to find the nation's mid-section on a chroma keyed map. (In my day they just slapped magnetic highs and lows on a map)
Since most people in TV are upwardly mobile , a person with these skills in a larger market will not come here for fifty or sixty K. Granted over time you can make more with commercial endorsements and side deals doing weather for radio stations...but still, its a tough sell and for the station there is a lot riding on the decision.
There is a good female weather person on YNN I have been watching lately, who might be worth a look see...but I bet she has her sights on top hundred markets.
There are in house candidates like Beth Hall or John Kubis...Some of the news people have been filling in lately too....In the end its hard to find a person as smart, nice-appearing, and personable as Rick DeFranco....They will love him in Helena if he ends up moving from the Big County to the Big Sky.
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