Radio and Television Announcers
On the Job
Radio and Television Announcers prepare and deliver reports on the radio or television. They may give news, weather, or sports reports.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Gather information for news stories.
- Interview others for news or entertainment purposes.
- Perform for recordings.
- Edit written materials.
- Maintain logs of production activities.
- Organize informational materials.
- Write material for artistic or entertainment purposes.
- Determine presentation subjects or content.
- Promote products, activities, or organizations.
- Inform viewers, listeners, or audiences.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- High levels of competition.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
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