careers in Broadcasting

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

SPORTS DIRECTOR

WHAT THEY DO: This position is similar to the news director position. Sports directors often handle the play-by-play coverage of local sporting events. Stations that do a lot of sports sometimes hire a "color" announcer to complement the play-by-play talent.

Generally, this is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of experience, knowledge and education.

COPY WRITER

WHAT THEY DO: A continuity writer is responsible for local commercial and promotional copy.

REQUIREMENT: As a writer, you must have excellent writing skills, detail-orientated and be proficient in basic word processing programs.

ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

WHAT THEY DO: An assignment editor is responsible for gathering bits of news and assigning reports to reporters in the newsroom. While creating a newscast is usually a team effort, assignment editors set news coverage priorities, organize the logistics of camera crews and reporters, and arrange for the various satellite feeds and live on-scene coverage.

REQUIREMENTS: This position is fairly skilled in terms of experience in a newsroom. Some stations may require specific educational background (i.e., a degree in journalism).

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