WHAT THEY DO: A sales assistant offers support to the sales staff and managers by handling much of the office work, including drafting proposals, which allows the sales staff to focus on meeting with clients and developing business.
REQUIREMENTS: Many stations are willing to train their entry-level support staff. Nonetheless, candidates should have completed high school, have office experience and be well-organized.
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.
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.