WHAT THEY DO: A production assistant works with all production personnel, to help make the lives of producers easier by handling any and every task assigned.
REQUIREMENT: PA must have excellent organizational skills. The best training for a PA is experience. Internships at a station are an excellent way of getting that experience.
WHAT THEY DO: A station's traffic manager collects data from other departments in order to prepare a minute-by-minute schedule for the broadcast day. The traffic person is the daily link between the sales department and programming department, keeping up-to-date commercial time availability.
REQUIREMENTS: Many stations are willing to train their entry-level traffic/programming staff. Nonetheless, candidates should have completed high school, have broadcast experience and be very well-organized.
WHAT THEY DO: Supports all production activities. Computer skills are particularly valuable, as is a background in art and design and radio-television production.
REQUIREMENTS: People hired in the Creative Services department usually have Bachelor of Arts degrees. Common majors include English, Communications, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts and. All possess excellent English and grammar skills.