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.
WHAT THEY DO: In radio, program directors are generally responsible for more than a single station. They work closely with the entire on-air staff to develop exciting promotions that enhance the programs on the air. For TV, the programming manager is responsible for maintaining traffic logs, scheduling services, etc. The PD's programming objectives support the goals of the general manager and the general sales manager.
REQUIREMENTS: In order to coordinate various departments, this position generally goes to highly-experienced station personnel.
WHAT THEY DO: Most personnel involved in using music are included in the Creative Services Department. And while they may maintain the station's music library and help select appropriate tracks to play in production, they are part of the whole creative process at the station and other duties and responsibilities are probably required.
REQUIREMENTS: A background in music is helpful to get your food in the door. However, as mentioned, more graphic design skills may also be required.