A meteorologist is a scientist who forecasts the weather by using their advanced knowledge of atmospheric sciences. They are responsible for using their command of math and science to predict weather and climate and explain the weather on television to the public in a clear and simple way by using graphics, satellite and radar images, and statistics.
To prepare for an interview in meteorology, one must prepare to explain their experience in meteorology, including presenting copies of a degree in the field, or official credentials provided by an official meteorology group, such as the American Meteorological Society. They must be able to discuss their previous experience in forecasting, and provide examples of some of the storms or severe weather events they have covered and forecasted and how they predicted correctly.
They must be able to provide a video reel of examples of previous live weather broadcasts and explain how they react on live television when new weather information breaks or technology fails. They must also provide examples of their experience with weather graphics programs, such as WSI, Intellicast, OBS, etc. They must also be able to discuss their ability to work with team of weather casters and creating a forecast with a team, and coordinating with the newsroom in the case of severe weather events. Aspiring meteorologists should also be able to provide examples of their presence on social media, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more to disseminate their forecast to viewers and in some cases warning the public of severe weather.