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The New York Times

Reporter/Meteorologist, Weather Data Team

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media


Full Time

On Site


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The New York Times is looking for a meteorologist or weather reporter with strong communication skills for The Times’s coverage of day-to-day weather and extreme weather events.

You will help guide the Times audience through all weather phenomena — including hurricanes, severe storms, droughts, heat waves and more — on a variety of platforms. You both will work closely with other members of the weather data team to collect, analyze, forecast and present real-time and historic weather data, as well as contribute to weather coverage across the newsroom. During weather events, you’ll be expected to prepare forecasts and write for our live blogs, as well as collaborating with graphics editors on clear visual displays of forecast data. You’ll also have the opportunity to pursue enterprise stories that illuminate weather trends or explain weather concepts to readers in a clear and engaging way.

You should be independent enough to publish regularly on your own but also willing and eager about the prospect of working in small groups, particularly with journalists whose skills are different from yours.

As part of your cover letter, please describe or link to written examples of work demonstrating your abilities in this area.

The right candidate will have the following:

  • A genuine interest, and demonstrated experience, in working with and explaining weather or climate data to a general audience.

  • Training in meteorology, atmospheric science and/or climate-related research.

  • Demonstrated ability to guide weather coverage based on forecasts and history.

  • Deep knowledge of a variety of weather-data resources.

  • Experience analyzing or modeling weather or climate data.

  • Experience with, and a preference for, working collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team.

  • Experience with journalistic reporting on extreme weather events is a plus.

  • Experience with global weather systems and data is a plus.

Location: NY

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.