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Weather Producer Interview Questions

26 Weather Producer Interview Questions
Question 1 of 26
What is your least favorite part of the job?
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The candidate should discuss what their least favorite part of the job is, but ultimately should be positive about working through it. They should discuss something that they struggle with or dislike doing and why, but also talk about how over time they see themselves fixing that dislike.

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"My least favorite part of the job is sitting in an office for so long while other meteorologists are able to get outside. However, I see myself finding more opportunities in this job to get outside and field produce with the other meteorologists."
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Question 2 of 26
What is your favorite weather event you have covered and how did your forecasting stack up?
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The candidate should discuss a weather event they have covered and how the forecasting measured up to the actual event. They should discuss ways that they forecasted the event leading up to it, and how the outcome turned out. This will show the hiring manager their quickness and accuracy of forecasting.

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"My favorite weather event I covered was Hurricane Irene. We knew it was tracking up the east coast, and I predicted it would hit closer inland than the projections were suggesting. Sure enough, we saved a few businesses who previously wouldn't have boarded up their windows, and today they are still standing."
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Question 3 of 26
How can this station improve their forecasting procedures?
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While the candidate should not criticize the current weather procedures in place, he or she should offer some ways that when they come into the office they would improve its overall functionality. Some suggestions could be from organization to updating graphics.

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"When I get into the weather department, I hope to create more specialty graphics. While I think the department already does a great job of creating graphics for the summer and wintertime, I look forward to adding ones for specific events to keep the shows fresh."
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Question 4 of 26
Do you have any experience in front of the camera?
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The candidate should discuss any experience they have on camera, if any. Some weather producers hope to be in front of the camera one day, while others specifically choose to stay behind it. The candidate should discuss which one they are and how it will affect the job.

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"I someday hope to be the meteorologist in front of the camera. However, I wanted to get my start in a weather department and behind the scenes is how I could do that. I hope to gain as much knowledge about weather behind the scenes so someday I can be in front of the camera."
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Question 5 of 26
What type of education did you receive to be qualified for this job?
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Question 6 of 26
How do you decide when to break into programming for severe weather cut-ins?
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Question 7 of 26
What type of weather are you most experienced in forecasting?
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Question 8 of 26
If you could start your career over again, what would you do?
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Question 9 of 26
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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Question 10 of 26
How do you keep up to date with weather news?
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Author of Weather Producer Answers and Questions

Christina Erne
Christina Erne is a meteorologist and a journalist at News 10 ABC in Albany, NY. Beginning her career as a reporter, she worked her way up the ranks of local television, learning the ins and outs of all possible jobs in the field, from technical support, to weather staff.
First written on: 05/05/2017
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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Question 11 of 26
What is your social media experience?
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Question 12 of 26
Have you progressed in your career as you had hoped?
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Question 13 of 26
Why do you want to forecast the weather in this area?
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Question 14 of 26
Why did you decide to become a weather producer?
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Question 15 of 26
What is your favorite part of the job?
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Question 16 of 26
What is your protocol for severe weather?
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Question 17 of 26
How flexible are you with working hours/shifts?
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Question 18 of 26
What are your career aspirations beyond this point?
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Question 19 of 26
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 20 of 26
How do you work under stress?
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Question 21 of 26
Why is this job a good fit for you?
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Question 22 of 26
How do you work with a team?
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Question 23 of 26
How do you build a forecast?
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Question 24 of 26
What is your experience working with weather graphics?
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Question 25 of 26
Why do you want to work behind the camera?
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Question 26 of 26
What is your favorite aspect of weather?
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About Weather Producer

August 18th, 2017

A weather producer helps a meteorologist at a television station gather information about the weather, forecast upcoming weather events, and prepare the public behind the scenes. A weather producer helps a meteorologist build their show forecasts and is responsible for creating weather graphics to appear on the broadcast. The weather producer is responsible for updating the weather online blog, writing the closed captioning for the weather segment, and update any behind-the-scenes forecasts while the meteorologist appears on television.

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