WHAT THEY DO: Operations managers are key players at any station. They ensure a business runs efficiently and in compliance with all pertinent rules and regulations. This is a senior-level staffer whose job is to make sure the business runs as smoothly as possible.
REQUIREMENTS: This is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of broadcast experience, knowledge of station opoerations and higher education.
WHAT THEY DO: A production assistant works with all production personnel, to help make the lives of producers easier by handling any and every task assigned.
REQUIREMENT: PA must have excellent organizational skills. The best training for a PA is experience. Internships at a station are an excellent way of getting that experience.
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).