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Operational Meteorologist (Freelance)

NickelBlock Forecasting, http://nickelblock.com, is a budding community of dedicated scientists and media members started in 2012. NickelBlock Forecasting is a meteorological group offering accurate and dependable forecasts as well as another outlet for weather facts, and fun.

We offer specific weather forecasts tailored to our clients’ needs – from short-term high-impact events to seasonal outlooks. You will also see posts covering a variety of topics. We cover special historical weather-related reports, unique tornado videos, and specific weather forecasts during potential severe weather events.

Description

The Operational Meteorologist (Freelance) will supply weather forecasts for clients and be available for clients during normal business hours as well as off-hours during high-impact events.

Responsibilities / Duties

The Operational Meteorologist (Freelance) will use latest meteorological data to provide accurate forecasts for clients. The forecasts will be disseminated every four to six hours.

Knowledge / Skills

In-Depth understanding of multiple weather models and biases
Accurate weather forecasting using National Weather Service and other data
Be available during high-impact events
Deliver urgent and accurate breaking weather information
Present forecast using NickelBlock Forecasting layout and graphics
Use of social media daily and especially during severe events

Education / Experience

Bachelors degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences or similar
One year of forecasting experience preferred

To be considered please send a cover letter and resume to info@nickelblock.com

Internships:

NickelBlock Forecasting – Forecasting Internship

NickelBlock Forecasting, http://nickelblock.com, is a budding community of dedicated scientists and media members started in 2012. NickelBlock Forecasting is a meteorological group offering accurate and dependable forecasts as well as another outlet for weather facts and fun.

You will see posts covering a variety of topics. We cover special historical weather-related reports, unique tornado videos, and specific weather forecasts during potential severe weather events.

Right now, we are opening the doors for a few interns to join our team.

Description

Our internship program allows students to experience, first-hand, the reality of forecasting while bridging science and media. Interns will work with new media, social media, video, audio and text. Interns can test their scientific knowledge, use their creative talents, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of new media diversification and trends. Internships are a often 5-15 hours per week, with specific days agreed upon in advance.

Interns need to be enrolled in a college or university but don’t need to be receiving college credit to be eligible. Also, recently graduated seniors (within one year of graduation) are also eligible. Students are expected to obtain and complete any forms necessary to receive credit for the internship experience.

Responsibilities / Duties

This is a remote internship. Interns can do this from college or his/her hometown. Interns can choose to tackle science reporting or short-term forecasting. Live in near College Station, TX? Spending time outside Bowling Green, KY? Or in Wilmington, NC?

Great! Because we are not there. We’d love to allow you to tell the weather story for your area.

This is a hands on internship. Interns will have a chance to learn the latest trends in new media dissemination, forecasting tools and tricks, and how to build a personal weather brand.  NickelBlock Forecasting doesn’t want to leave interns out to dry, though. We publish interns forecasts with their name in the byline on the site. Interns get the credit for their forecasts – not us. There will be an opportunity to also add audio and video to posts. Interns are allowed, if they have the proper equipment / software, to be as creative as possible.

Skilled interns with past experience will even be given “carte blanche” to write science columns and opinion pieces and may even receive their own blog.

If this is something that interests you, email info@nickelblock.com your succinct, well-written cover letter – resume not necessary – and give examples of your meteorological experience!

NickelBlock Forecasting – Twitter Chatter Internship

NickelBlock Forecasting, http://nickelblock.com, is a budding community of dedicated scientists and media members started in 2012. NickelBlock Forecasting is a meteorological group offering accurate and dependable foreasts as well as another outlet for weather facts, and fun.

Description

Our internship program allows students to experience first-hand the reality of bridging science and media. Interns will work with new media, social media, video, audio and text. Interns can test their scientific knowledge, use their creative talents, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of new media diversification and trends. Internships are a often 5-15 hours per week, with specific days agreed upon in advance.

Interns need to be enrolled in a college or university but don’t need to be receiving college credit to be eligible. Also, recently graduated seniors (within one year of graduation) are also eligible. Students are expected to obtain and complete any forms necessary to receive credit for the internship experience.

Responsibilities / Duties

The Twitter Assistant will assist in our twitter activity. This position is responsible for communicating with the twitterverse about all things weather. No joke. The only duties involved with this internship are hanging out on twitter for a few hours every night and tweeting, retweeting, and communicating with followers and others about weather! It is a great opportunity to digitally mingle with those passionate about the weather.

Again, we repeat, get credit for hanging out and talking about the weather on Twitter.

If this is something that interests you, email info@nickelblock.com your succinct, well-written cover letter – resume not necessary – and give examples of your meteorological experience!

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