careers in Broadcasting

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

VIDEO EDITOR

WHAT THEY DO: A video editor works in the newsroom editing raw footage brought in from a reporter. Editors work with producers, reporters and writers to build news packages from the raw tape sent in from the field or gathered on feeds from networks or other sources.

REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience in shooting and editing stories is usually required. Familiarity with editing programs such as FinalCut Pro, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Elements.

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.

MUSIC DIRECTOR

WHAT THEY DO: Most personnel involved in using music are included in the Creative Services Department. And while they may maintain the station's music library and help select appropriate tracks to play in production, they are part of the whole creative process at the station and other duties and responsibilities are probably required.

REQUIREMENTS: A background in music is helpful to get your food in the door. However, as mentioned, more graphic design skills may also be required.

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