WHAT THEY DO: The chief engineer is responsible for the technology necessary to put the station's broadcast on the air. The engineering staff works to maintain broadcasting capabilities and provide quick solutions to problems that may arise with the transmitter, tower, satellite receiver and other related equipment. The chief engineer is the head of the technical staff.
REQUIREMENTS: More often than not, a technical background, including education is required for this position. The Society of Broadcast Engineers offer classes and certification programs that would suffice for many engineering positions.
WHAT THEY DO: The promotions director's job is to promote the station's image, programs and activities. They conceive and execute a variety of written and taped station promotion spots, secure station advertising in other media, and in conjunction with the sales department, develop ways to keep broadcast consumers and advertisers current, and to attract new ones. REQUIREMENTS: This is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of broadcast experience, marketing knowledge, organizational skills and education.
WHAT THEY DO: A video editor works in the newsroom editing raw footage brought in from a reporter. Editors work with producers, reporters and writers to build news packages from the raw tape sent in from the field or gathered on feeds from networks or other sources.
REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience in shooting and editing stories is usually required. Familiarity with editing programs such as FinalCut Pro, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Elements.