careers in Broadcasting

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

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.

GENERAL MANAGER

WHAT THEY DO: The General Manager is the person responsible for the overall operation of a station, including long-range planning, budgets and personel. This position requires business knowledge, leadership ability and a technical understanding of how a station operates.

REQUIREMENTS: In today's broadcast market, a GM position generally requires a 4-year degree and, for larger broadcast groups, an MBA.

NEWS WRITER

WHAT THEY DO: The writer's responsibilities may include monitoring news feeds, preparing news packages for voicing by anchors or reporters, researching story information, booking guests for live interviews on news shows and producing segments of news programs.

REQUIREMENTS: Exceptional writing skills are a must.

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