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5NEWS has an opening for our Weekday Morning/Noon Meteorologist Position. The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience covering severe storms and forecasting winter weather. Weather affects everyone… all the time. Expect to lead newscasts on a simple rainy day, a foggy day, or a drought. We are an aggressive news and weather team that wins weather daily; not just on tornado outbreaks.

You’ll be on the air at 4:30am. You need to be a morning person with strong energy and personality. You also need to be able to sustain weather coverage wall-to-wall in high stress & deadline driven situations. You must be a team player with strong communication and problem solving skills.  You should be willing to challenge the status quo and ready to grow professionally & personally.

We’re less interested in your ability to explain fluid dynamics or FORTRAN and more interested in a strong story teller & forecaster who can communicate whether or not it’s going to rain tomorrow.

Core Job Functions:

  • Build your own forecast with input from numerical models, satellite, radar, & notes from previous shift.
  • Communicates a clear and concise “weather story” and relates the story to viewers with passion & energy.
  • Arranges and creates fresh maps and graphics using the Weather Central 3:D LIVE platform.
  • Daily radio forecasts and internet duties related to weather forecasts.
  • Makes regular public appearances and assists in the development of station promotional efforts.
  • Report and do live shots on occasion.
  • Blog, and creatively update our website as well as social media.


Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities: Ability to speak standard English and write grammatically correct English. Must be able to drive a vehicle. Experience and effective use Weather Central 3D:LIVE, ESP, & Livewire a plus. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).

Education Requirements: A bachelor degree in science with an emphasis in broadcast meteorology and AMS or NWA Seal of Approval (or ability to obtain one.)

Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate using voice, site and hearing for reporting and gathering weather. Ability to use telephone, radios and other equipment in gathering weather news. Dexterity for the operation of keys and buttons on computers, and other such equipment.

Statement about Other Duties: The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.

No phone calls are accepted. Interested parties should submit resume, application and references to Garrett Lewis, Chief Meteorologist or Rick Bagley, News Director at: 5NEWS, 318 N 13th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72902. Email resumes are accepted by emailing:

KFSM-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer