careers in Broadcasting

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

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

WHAT THEY DO: In radio, program directors are generally responsible for more than a single station. They work closely with the entire on-air staff to develop exciting promotions that enhance the programs on the air. For TV, the programming manager is responsible for maintaining traffic logs, scheduling services, etc. The PD's programming objectives support the goals of the general manager and the general sales manager.

REQUIREMENTS: In order to coordinate various departments, this position generally goes to highly-experienced station personnel.

SALES ASSISTANT

WHAT THEY DO: A sales assistant offers support to the sales staff and managers by handling much of the office work, including drafting proposals, which allows the sales staff to focus on meeting with clients and developing business.

REQUIREMENTS: Many stations are willing to train their entry-level support staff. Nonetheless, candidates should have completed high school, have office experience and be well-organized.

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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