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Meteorologist – AccuWeather Careers – State College, PA


Company: AccuWeather Careers

Address: State College, PA


  • Full Time

AccuWeather Careers

COMPANY

AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania, and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network.

Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features free to the public are MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally.


SUMMARY

Meteorologists strive daily to save lives and property, which is at the forefront of AccuWeather’s Mission Statement, across the United States and globe. Our meteorologists create and effectively communicate impact-driven forecasts for all weather phenomena to the general public, schools, transportation departments and a variety of other clients. The team creates hurricane forecast tracks and impacts specifically tailored to clients as well as snowfall prediction maps. They also 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 newer forecasters to senior meteorologists lend their knowledge to achieve forecasts with Superior Accuracy™.

This person will join our team at our Headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania. As you learn, grow and thrive, career advancement opportunities may include being designated as a Shift Coordinator or other leadership positions.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review, understand, interpret, analyze and apply all types of standard past, current and forecast weather data, in a variety of formats, including textual, tabular, coded, graphical, pictorial, mapped and charted.
  • Apply scientific principles of meteorology, hydrology, physics and other sciences along with mathematics, reasoning and pattern recognition to formulate predictions of future weather.
  • Justify and explain weather predictions to colleagues, and engage in a dialogue with them to reach a consensus agreement on any differing predictions.
  • Prepare specialized 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 to support our sites.
  • Communicate forecasts to clients, be the business-to-business or business-to-consumer, and provide appropriate background information.
  • 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 assigned areas of responsibility including Product coordinator, Shift Supervisor or Shift Coordinator.
  • Special duties and responsibilities in quality assurance, customer support, scheduling, research and development or other areas.
  • Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in meteorology or atmospheric sciences from a four-year college or university, or equivalent education and experience
  • Must have or qualify for professional membership in the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association
  • Demonstrated superior skill in weather forecasting and job performance in multiple forecast areas
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities
  • Ability to read, understand, analyze and utilize the complete array of available weather data
  • Ability to write weather forecasts and commentary that communicate effectively and follow proscribed formats
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and respond to questions from colleagues, co-workers and clients
  • Ability to work with and utilize mathematical concepts involved in weather forecasting and numerical modeling, including extrapolation, interpolation, second degree differentials of abstract and concrete variables and other concepts
  • Ability to analyze and integrate multiple inputs, sources and parameters; to incorporate scientific principles with pattern recognition and objective analysis; and to draw conclusions from multi-variate data that is internally inconsistent

AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here.

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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