Gainesville, Alachua County
Apr 12, 2014

Requisition Number: 0905419

Department: 23130100-CJC-WUFT-FM

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: The Multimedia Meteorologist will prepare, present and deliver weather content through the College of Journalism & Communications Media Properties, including but not limited to the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network of stations, and associated websites, social media accounts or mobile products.
Prepare and present daily forecast products to be distributed on radio, television, the internet and mobile or social media applications. These products are not limited to strictly forecasting, but also to any element necessary to ensure the weather content provided by the Division of Media Properties is of the highest quality and constantly updated to maintain relevancy in the marketplace for the entire state of Florida.
Assist the Chief Meteorologist in daily preparation of weather content to be distributed on radio, television, the internet and mobile or social media applications.
Assist a group of student interns/forecasters in their development and progress as requested by the College of Journalism and Communications.

Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, geography or communications with some coursework in meteorology. Experience/training should include a background in the latest weather graphics/display units from Weather Central or WSI, live Doppler radar/storm display units, and forecasting/tracking of severe and tropical weather systems. Experience as a broadcast meteorologist/weathercaster with experience in presenting weather forecasts in Spanish. Accreditation with the National Weather Association or Atmospheric Meteorological Society.

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.