Meteorologist; Multi Skilled Journalist

Date Posted: 12/30/2019

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 weather casts, 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.​





TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit




TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.








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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.