careers in Broadcasting

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

OPERATIONS MANAGER

WHAT THEY DO: Operations managers are key players at any station. They ensure a business runs efficiently and in compliance with all pertinent rules and regulations. This is a senior-level staffer whose job is to make sure the business runs as smoothly as possible.

REQUIREMENTS: This is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of broadcast experience, knowledge of station opoerations and higher education.

CONTINUITY WRITER

WHAT THEY DO: A continuity writer works as an editor in the newsroom to help maintain the continuity of stories.

REQUIREMENT: As a writer, you must have excellent writing skills, detail-orientated and be proficient in basic word processing programs.

MASTER CONTROL/VIDEOTAPE ENGINEER

WHAT THEY DO: Master Control Operators are responsible for operating the recording and playback equipment for live programs, managing commercial breaks in network, and playback of taped shows.

REQUIREMENTS: Many stations are willing to train their entry-level engineering staff to operate 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.

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