WHAT THEY DO: The station's business manager is generally responsible for financial transactions, regulatory oversight and coordination of business contracts.
REQUIREMENTS: Business managers are generally expected to have extensive professional background in accounting and financial management. While business management is more likely a television position, some radio broadcast stations also require business managers.
WHAT THEY DO: A Community Relations Director plans, coordinates and executes a station's services and programs that are developed to respond to the needs of the community. Often called a Public Affairs director, this position spearheads keeping a station in touch with it's listeners and viewers.
REQUIREMENTS: Community Relations positions will require a knowledge and understanding of the station's demographic. In addition, many positions will require a familiarity with computer programs such as web-based content management systems, design programs and office products.
WHAT THEY DO: News anchors are the most visible members of the news staff. These are the people that appear as the "up front" personalities on local newscasts. Ideally, the news anchor is a complete journalist, familiar with reporting, on-scene live coverage and skilled at writing, and in some cases, producing news packages.
REQUIREMENTS: While a degree in Mass Communications may not be specifically required to get your foot in the door at a station, a degree in broadcast journalism with serve you well to move toward an anchor position. You MUST have excellent written and verbal communications skills.