careers in Broadcasting

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

SPORTS DIRECTOR

WHAT THEY DO: This position is similar to the news director position. Sports directors often handle the play-by-play coverage of local sporting events. Stations that do a lot of sports sometimes hire a "color" announcer to complement the play-by-play talent.

Generally, this is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of experience, knowledge and 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.

NEWS DIRECTOR

WHAT THEY DO: The news director supervises the news department. An effective ND must understand budgeting, personnel management and the technical aspects of broadcasting. In addition to having a firm understanding of the community service role of broadcast journalism, he or she must also have solid news judgment - the ability to determine which stories are most informative and of the greatest value to the local broadcast consumer.

REQUIREMENTS: This is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of experience, knowledge and education.

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