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Meteorologist I

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AccuWeather
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State College, PA
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Added: April 5, 2024
Job Title: Meteorologist I

Location: State College, PA

Reports To: Core Project & Hiring Supervisor, FC Ops

FLSA: Exempt

About AccuWeather

AccuWeather is recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved more than 10,000 thousands lives, prevented 100,000 injuries, and saved tens of billions of dollars in property damage.

With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania; a severe weather center in Wichita, Kansas; and offices in New York City and elsewhere around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them better plan their activities and get more out of their day and keep their families safer through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as radio, television, newspapers, digital out-of-home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and further serves more than half the Fortune 100 companies and thousands of businesses and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.

Position Summary

Meteorologists work daily to save lives and property, which is at the forefront of AccuWeather’s Mission Statement, across the United States and globe. When you join the AccuWeather forecasting team, you will create and effectively communicate impact-driven forecasts for all weather phenomena with the goal to save lives, protect property and help people plan their daily routines. You will finalize various products for media partners in radio, television and newspaper industries, as well as the general public, schools, transportation departments and a variety of other clients. Our team creates hurricane forecast tracks, snowfall prediction maps and customized forecasts and warnings. You will also work with the team to identify areas of concern for severe weather, flash flooding and other hazardous weather.

By using a consensus forecast approach, all team members from interns and early-career professional forecasters to senior meteorologists lend their knowledge to achieve forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. As you learn, grow and thrive, career advancement opportunities may include being designated as a Shift Coordinator or other leadership positions.

The entry-level Meteorologist will join the AccuWeather forecasting team at our Headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania. Candidates planning to graduate this coming May/June are welcome to apply. You will be considered for this opportunity with a start date of late spring/early summer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare specialized impact-driven weather forecasts and products for our customers or users. These include, but are not limited to, traditional media customers (radio, TV stations, newspapers), business-to-business customers, internal customers, or the creation of digital media products.
  • Justify and explain weather predictions to colleagues and engage in a dialogue with them to reach a consensus agreement on any differing predictions.
  • Regularly synthesize complex weather scenarios into easy-to-understand verbal and written forecasts and briefings.
  • Monitor and analyze new weather data as it becomes available and determine whether a change in weather forecasts is warranted. Discuss with colleagues to formulate a revised consensus based upon best professional judgement, revise forecasts and products for customers as appropriate, and communicate any revisions to customers.
  • Special duties and responsibilities may include quality assurance, specifying or implementing efficiency measures, customer support, scheduling, research and development, or other areas.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of meteorology and apply new tools and ideas to everyday forecasting processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences, or equivalent education and experience
  • Must qualify for professional membership in the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association
  • All are encouraged to apply. We are considering candidates with all levels of forecasting experience for this role.
  • Demonstrated skill in weather forecasting and job performance in multiple forecast areas
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to read, understand, analyze and utilize the complete array of available weather data
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills, including excellent collaboration in team environments
  • Must be available to work overnights, evenings, weekends and holidays

Benefits

  • Comprehensive healthcare and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 50% company match.
  • A collaborative work environment

Commitment To Diversity

AccuWeather is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

If you are a highly motivated, organized, and dynamic professional with the skills and experience to excel in this role, we invite you to join our team and make a significant impact on our organization's success.
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