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Chief Meteorologist


This position is the primary on air talent and behind the scenes manager for weather content being produced and delivered through the College of Journalism and Communication Division of Multimedia Properties, including but not limited to the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network of stations, associated websites, social media accounts, and mobile products.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Oversees web and new media based weather-related products for the division of Multimedia Properties.
  • Works in conjunction with creative services to promote long term weather sponsor opportunities for clients and underwriters.
  • Participates in strategic planning related to weather-oriented products.
  • Ensures the web and new media products related to weather assets are of the highest quality, and meets the needs of the division and viewers, listeners, and users.
  • Prepare and present daily forecast products to be distributed on radio, television, the internet and mobile or social media applications.
  • Prepare weather reports or maps for analysis, distribution, or use in weather broadcasts, using computer graphics.
  • 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.
  • Develop or use mathematical or computer models for weather forecasting.
  • Gather data from sources such as surface or upper air stations, satellites, weather bureaus, or radar for use in meteorological reports.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.


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