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.

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).

GENERAL MANAGER

WHAT THEY DO: The General Manager is the person responsible for the overall operation of a station, including long-range planning, budgets and personel. This position requires business knowledge, leadership ability and a technical understanding of how a station operates.

REQUIREMENTS: In today's broadcast market, a GM position generally requires a 4-year degree and, for larger broadcast groups, an MBA.

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