Bring Your Talent to a Unique and Exciting Team
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications seeks an innovative, experienced, and driven meteorologist to join our weather team. This position will prepare, present, and deliver weather content through the College of Journalism and Communications Media Properties, including but not limited to the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network of stations, associated websites, social media accounts or mobile products. We are seeking an experienced professional that can connect to and motivate the diverse multi-market and multi-state population we serve and instruct.
About the Opportunity
The Multimedia Meteorologist will 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.
The Multimedia Meteorologist should be able to interpret data, reports, maps, photographs, or charts to predict long or short-range weather conditions, using computer models and knowledge of climate theory, physics, and mathematics.
This position will mentor a group of student interns in their development and progress; coach and train students how to produce and present a weather forecast for television, radio, and social media. The Multimedia Meteorologist will teach students how to interpret weather reports or maps for analysis, distribution, or use in weather broadcasts, using computer graphics.
The Multimedia Meteorologist will also need to assist the Chief Meteorologist in daily preparation of weather content. Prepare weather reports or maps for analysis, distribution, or use in weather broadcasts for the Chief Meteorologist. Gather data from sources such as surface or upper air stations, satellites, weather bureaus, or radar for use in meteorological reports.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We attribute our success to a work force that embraces the contributions of people of all backgrounds and ability levels.
About the College of Journalism and Communications
The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. The college provides hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, Frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, the Summer Media Institute, undergraduate research, various extracurricular groups and activities, etc. To learn more:
About the Division of Media Properties
The College of Journalism’s Division of Media Properties, includes seven broadcast stations, allowing students from throughout the College to gain experience in a competitive broadcast and multimedia environment. More than 200 students work in news, sports, production, management positions, web design, promotions and advertising for the radio and television stations each semester.
Division of Media Properties:Innovation News Center: FPREN:
About the City of Gainesville
Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.
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Commensurate with experience
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.
Undergraduate degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, geography or other communication-related course of study.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Please upload resume and list of 3 professional references for consideration.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
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