Meteorologist : Multi Skilled Journalist

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

Job Description


5NEWS is looking for a Meteorologist to join the #1 weather team in the market.

From our new state-of-the-art studio in NW Arkansas, you'll deliver weathercasts, tell weather stories, and host/co host our franchise Adventure Arkansas.

To do this, you need to know how to creatively shoot, write, edit stories that are weather, science, or outdoor related.

Additionally, the right candidate will be digital savvy and responsible for contributing daily content to weather blogs, pushes, live-streams, as well as all social platforms.

This person will be an integral part of severe weather coverage and must be capable of sustaining long-form continuous coverage for severe weather events & winter storms for hours at a time; or in some cases days.​



Build accurate weather forecasts using a variety of numerical weather prediction models.

Convey the "weather story of the day" in a clear and concise manner that's understood by our audience.

Produce a weekly Adventure Arkansas segment for on-air and online. 

Daily updates on all digital platforms including social media.

Communicate the weather story to our newsroom staff and help define the level of urgency for each event.​



Job Requirements



Bachelor Degree in either meteorology, atmospheric science, or geosciences. 

Strong background in weather forecasting & radar analysis.

FAA Certified Part 107 UAS Pilot Certificate preferred.

Experience with GR Analyst and WSI Max.

Must know the basics of shooing video, sequencing, interviews writing to video etc.

Must understand video editing, storytelling & the news-gathering process.​

Job Snapshot

About Us

Channel 5 (KFSM-TV) is a CBS affiliated station that has been the top-rated station in Northwest Arkansas (Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR DMA) for 15-years both HH and A25-54. 5NEWS produces more local programming (31 hours per week) than any other local station with the 5, 6, and 10 routinely doubling the ratings of nearest competitor. That dominance extends into the digital sphere as well., the 5NEWS app, and the social media followings on Facebook Twitter, and Instagram have the highest user base in the market. And, 5NEWS in July moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the heart of the third fastest growing MSA in the country.