careers in Broadcasting

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

OPERATIONS MANAGER

WHAT THEY DO: Operations managers are key players at any station. They ensure a business runs efficiently and in compliance with all pertinent rules and regulations. This is a senior-level staffer whose job is to make sure the business runs as smoothly as possible.

REQUIREMENTS: This is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of broadcast experience, knowledge of station opoerations and higher education.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR

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.

MUSIC DIRECTOR

WHAT THEY DO: Most personnel involved in using music are included in the Creative Services Department. And while they may maintain the station's music library and help select appropriate tracks to play in production, they are part of the whole creative process at the station and other duties and responsibilities are probably required.

REQUIREMENTS: A background in music is helpful to get your food in the door. However, as mentioned, more graphic design skills may also be required.

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