Radio & Television Announcers


Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Also called: Anchor, Announcer, News Anchor, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor)

Knowledge:

    Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • come up with lots of ideas
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Music or sound editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Audition
  • Audion Laboratories VoxPro
    Word processing software
  • Burli Software Burli Newsroom System
  • Microsoft Word
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Program logging software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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