careers in Broadcasting

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

RECEPTIONIST

WHAT THEY DO: The duties of the receptionist vary according to the size of the station. This position often is "the face" of a station and requires friendly personnel with a good understanding of all the aspects of how a station operates.

REQUIREMENTS: Many stations are willing to train their entry-level reception staff. Nonetheless, candidates should have completed high school, have phone system experience and be personable.

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.

PRODUCER

WHAT THEY DO: This person develops and organizes local programs and is responsible for scripting, story development, booking of guests and overseeing field production and editing.

REQUIREMENTS: Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task are essential for any TV producer.

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