careers in Broadcasting

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

GENERAL MANAGER

WHAT THEY DO: The General Manager is the person responsible for the overall operation of a station, including long-range planning, budgets and personel. This position requires business knowledge, leadership ability and a technical understanding of how a station operates.

REQUIREMENTS: In today's broadcast market, a GM position generally requires a 4-year degree and, for larger broadcast groups, an MBA.

PRODUCER

WHAT THEY DO: This person develops and organizes local programs and is responsible for scripting, story development, booking of guests and overseeing field production and editing.

REQUIREMENTS: Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task are essential for any TV producer.

PRODUCTION MANAGER

WHAT THEY DO: This position is responsible for all of the details required in the actual production of local programming. The production manager supervised producers, directors, floor directors and stage managers.

REQUIREMENTS:Anyone in production must have excellent organizational skills. The production director must understand the nature of broadcasting and bring new ideas to work every day.

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