American Public Media
  • MPR News, Newsroom - 17HB
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Who We Are:

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services 'MPR NewsClassical MPR and The Current' produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. 

American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national content creation and distribution in one organization. With a portfolio that includes Live from Here with Chris Thile, BBC World Service, Marketplace and the leading classical music programming in the nation, APM is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. One thousand stations carry American Public Media's 20-plus national programs. Its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 42 translators in the Upper Midwest and California.

Your Role:

MPR News is seeking a skilled, on-air, part-time broadcast meteorologist. In this role, you will describe weather conditions and explain the scientific principles underlying the weather systems in easy to understand language. Additionally, you will also provide extended coverage when there is significant weather news. The ideal candidate will have passion for and experience with weather extremes, and the ability to calmly describe intense weather developments with accuracy and clarity.  

This position will work 15 hours a week, generally Monday through Friday 6:00 - 9:00a.m.

Application Deadline: September 26, 2019

Role is Part-Time, 15 hours wk

Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and deliver a daily live, on-air conversation with the Morning Edition host. 
  • Update the MPR News weather blog.
  • Be prepared to deliver additional coverage on-air and online if there is significant weather news.
  • Contribute to MPR News' social media platforms, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Adept in all tools of modern weather forecasting systems including weather forecast models and Doppler radar.
  • Currently possesses or is pursuing AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Seal
  • Minimum three years professional announcing/broadcast experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, and some experience with online publishing is a must.
  • Experience writing for web-based platforms.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Up to date knowledge of climate change science.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota place names, regional weather trends and history.
  • Friendly and welcoming voice, style and on-air personality able to sound engaged, enthusiastic, intelligent and inquisitive.
  • Excellent interviewing and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of weather.
  • Engaging on-air presence.
  • Accurate pronunciation of names, towns, and terms.
  • Ability to work with others, under stressful deadline conditions, in a goal oriented, "team" environment.
  • Knowledge of public radio system including its stations and audience composition; a listener to public radio.

Reporting To This Position:    None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and additional hours when necessary.
  • Ability to work a schedule of 15 hours a week, generally Monday through Friday.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.


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