careers in Broadcasting

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

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.

STUDIO ENGINEERS

WHAT THEY DO: Studio engineers are responsible for operating all of the equipment necessary for the production of a program. This includes the studio cameras, the audio console, studio lighting, the video switcher, and in some stations, the character generator and the electronic still-storage graphics display equipment.

REQUIREMENTS: More often than not, a technical background, including education is required for this position. The Society of Broadcast Engineers offer classes and certification programs that are recognized for many engineering positions.

BUSINESS MANAGER

WHAT THEY DO: The station's business manager is generally responsible for financial transactions, regulatory oversight and coordination of business contracts.

REQUIREMENTS: Business managers are generally expected to have extensive professional background in accounting and financial management. While business management is more likely a television position, some radio broadcast stations also require business managers.

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