careers in Broadcasting

There're plenty of opportunities in front and  behind the mic.

DIRECTOR

WHAT THEY DO: The director of a newscast oversees and coordinates the activities of both the technical and onscreen aspects of a live television broadcast. Serves as producers for entire programs or for the production of portions of larger programs.

REQUIREMENTS: Working in fast-paced environments that are often hectic and stressful, a news director must be able to communicate welland think on their feet; that also requires that you're well-organized and can solve problems on the fly.

Most broadcasting directors hold bachelor's degrees in journalism, film production or communications. Such programs are offered at broadcasting schools, community or technical colleges and traditional four-year universities.

ON AIR ANNOUNCER

WHAT THEY DO: Announcers are a radio station's "voice" and are often the people with whom the public identifies. This person introduces programs and music, reads commercial copy and public service announcements, and is involved in the overall public presentation of the station. At smaller stations, many announcer positions are part-time and duties overlap into other areas.

REQUIREMENTS: Excellent communications skills and the ability to think on your feet are obvious necessities in staying on-the-air. In today's digital world, even radio personnel need to know how social media works to promote your program and your station.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

WHAT THEY DO: A production assistant works with all production personnel, to help make the lives of producers easier by handling any and every task assigned.

REQUIREMENT: PA must have excellent organizational skills. The best training for a PA is experience. Internships at a station are an excellent way of getting that experience.

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Assignment Editor

Available in Charlotte
WJZY, The FOX Owned & Operated duopoly in Charlotte, NC is looking for an Assignment Editor responsible for gathering story info from various news sources and determining the newsworthiness. Th...

Sports Anchor/Reporter

Available in Lake Charles
KPLC-TV is looking for a highly motivated, multitalented journalist to cover all things sports at the top media outlet in Southwest Louisiana. You must be a multimedia expert who knows the principl...