WHAT THEY DO: Engineering technicians a usually responsible for the general repair, maintenance, installation and modification of all of the electronic equipment in the station - from phone systems to satellite networks to laptops and toilets!
REQUIREMENTS: Many stations are willing to train their entry-level engineering staff to operate news vans and equipment. Nonetheless, there are trade schools across the country that provide training in electronic; in addition, the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has certification programs for each state.
WHAT THEY DO: News anchors are the most visible members of the news staff. These are the people that appear as the "up front" personalities on local newscasts. Ideally, the news anchor is a complete journalist, familiar with reporting, on-scene live coverage and skilled at writing, and in some cases, producing news packages.
REQUIREMENTS: While a degree in Mass Communications may not be specifically required to get your foot in the door at a station, a degree in broadcast journalism with serve you well to move toward an anchor position. You MUST have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
WHAT THEY DO: Announcers are a radio station's "voice" and are often the people with whom the public identifies. This person introduces programs and music, reads commercial copy and public service announcements, and is involved in the overall public presentation of the station. At smaller stations, many announcer positions are part-time and duties overlap into other areas.
REQUIREMENTS: Excellent communications skills and the ability to think on your feet are obvious necessities in staying on-the-air. In today's digital world, even radio personnel need to know how social media works to promote your program and your station.
Available in Maui
Pacific Media Group Maui is seeking a Full-time Account Executive with radio and/or media sales experience for Maui’s multi-media company. Pacific Media Group Maui operates 4 FM stations...
Available in Honolulu
KHON2, the FOX and CW affiliate in Honolulu, is looking for an exceptional Promotions Producer to help bring our news brand to life through daily news topicals, and station branding and image spots...