WHAT THEY DO: The key "front-line" people in the news department are the beat reporters. They are on-the-scene at every kind of event, and larger organizations may compartmentalize assignments, such as health reporter, education reporter, entertainment reporter, etc.
Local news reporters must be excellent writers, capable of working quickly and accurately to sum up the key elements of a news story and make it understandable and relevant to the audience. In today's new media, reporters must be able to write to all digital media, including social networks.
REQUIREMENTS: Often reporters can enter smaller markets before they have completed their degree in broadcast journalism. Nonetheless, a college degree will be necessary to move onto larger markets and more responsibility.
WHAT THEY DO: The promotions director's job is to promote the station's image, programs and activities. They conceive and execute a variety of written and taped station promotion spots, secure station advertising in other media, and in conjunction with the sales department, develop ways to keep broadcast consumers and advertisers current, and to attract new ones. REQUIREMENTS: This is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of broadcast experience, marketing knowledge, organizational skills and education.
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.
Available in Kailua-Kona
KAOY-FM, KMWB-FM, KNWB-FM, KPUA-AM and KWXX-FM in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is looking for a qualified account executive.
Available in Honolulu
Looking for a responsible individual who is attentive to details and has an interest in broadcast television....