careers in Broadcasting

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

CONTINUITY WRITER

WHAT THEY DO: A continuity writer works as an editor in the newsroom to help maintain the continuity of stories.

REQUIREMENT: As a writer, you must have excellent writing skills, detail-orientated and be proficient in basic word processing programs.

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.

ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

WHAT THEY DO: An assignment editor is responsible for gathering bits of news and assigning reports to reporters in the newsroom. While creating a newscast is usually a team effort, assignment editors set news coverage priorities, organize the logistics of camera crews and reporters, and arrange for the various satellite feeds and live on-scene coverage.

REQUIREMENTS: This position is fairly skilled in terms of experience in a newsroom. Some stations may require specific educational background (i.e., a degree in journalism).

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