Date Posted: 7/20/2020

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'll need to know how to creatively shoot, write, and 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.​


Job Requirements

  • ​​​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.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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.