careers in Broadcasting

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

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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.

COPY WRITER

WHAT THEY DO: A continuity writer is responsible for local commercial and promotional copy.

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

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.

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