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  • Full Time
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's
  • Minimum Experience Required: 0-3 Years

Website First Coast News

Job Summary:

First Coast News, is seeking a weekend meteorologist and multi-skilled journalist to join our weather team. The ideal candidate for this role loves covering severe weather and understands the importance of keeping our viewers safe.

Our next meteorologist/MSJ will have strong communication skills, be a team player, have an engaging personality, and a passion for winning severe weather. This person will be a major part of severe weather coverage and must be able to successfully sustain continuous coverage of severe weather events. This person will not only have a passion for forecasting but also telling science stories in a way that engages all audiences on all platforms.

This position also requires solid journalism and broadcasting judgment. This person will be a multi-skilled journalist three days a week and must find compelling, innovative stories to tell. The best candidate for this position has excellent writing, researching, videography and editing skills.


  • Provide accurate weather forecasts using the most accurate weather technology in a multi-platform environment
  • Create digital and social content multiple times a day and create differentiated weather segments for broadcast
  • Produce clean and informative graphics to tell the weather story
  • Interact live with the audience on multiple platforms, especially during severe or disruptive weather
  • Produce, shoot, write, and edit news stories and use engaging graphics
  • Communicate and guide the content teams for aggressive, smart weather coverage when our consumers need it on all platforms
  • Work in the field to show various elements of severe weather situations
  • Make public appearances
  • Perform other tasks as required by the chief and other news managers


  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years on-air experience is preferred, but will consider entry-level
  • Demonstrated ability to provide accurate weather forecasts using the latest weather technology in a multi-platform environment
  • Exceptional online and social media skills
  • Must actively participate in social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Knowledge of WSI necessary and knowledge of Edius a plus

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Listing Expires: July 9, 2022
Major(s): Journalism, Media Production, Management, and Technology