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.
WHAT THEY DO: The duties of the receptionist vary according to the size of the station. This position often is "the face" of a station and requires friendly personnel with a good understanding of all the aspects of how a station operates.
REQUIREMENTS: Many stations are willing to train their entry-level reception staff. Nonetheless, candidates should have completed high school, have phone system experience and be personable.
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.