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Careers: Radio and Television Broadcaster

Overview

The broadcasting field in both radio and television makes room for several distinct professional positions. Employees in this industry find work as copywriters, voice-over artists, announcers, audio technicians, producers, disc jockeys, production assistants, journalists and more. Occupational environments in radio and television broadcasting range from TV and radio stations, to production houses and most recently, web-based media outlets.

Radio and Television Broadcaster Job Description

Requirements in the radio and television broadcast field vary depending on the professional role, but the ability to work alone or as part of a team, excellent interpersonal skills, effective time management, respect for deadlines and ease when working under pressure are necessary no matter the job title. Some of the responsibilities of a radio or television broadcaster may be:

• Producing reporting pieces
• Seeking out advertisers
• Ensuring quality audio
• Writing news copy
• Coordinating a live broadcast
• Recording station ID and call letters
• Editing video news packages
• Reading the news on the air
• Studying meteorological conditions and producing weather reports
• Producing web content
• Organizing contests for viewers or listeners
• Posting news reports and other content to social media

Radio and Television Broadcaster Projected Demand

With technological advancements, the broadcasting industry is experiencing a widespread transition to digital and online platforms. Accordingly, most new entry-level job openings are projected to focus on new media initiatives. The average salary for broadcasters in Canada is approximately $40,000 per year for radio and $47,871 for television, though pay rates vary considerably depending on the job title.