careers in Broadcasting

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

STATION MANAGER

WHAT THEY DO: A station manager is the chief operating officer of the station. The station manager must have effective personnel management skills and a thorough knowledge of all aspects of broadcast operation. REQUIREMENTS: This is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of broadcast experience, knowledge of station operations and financial management as well as a higher education.

GRAPHIC ARTIST

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.

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

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.

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