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Radio & Television Announcers

Also called: News Anchor, Anchor, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Announcer

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Broadcast Journalist Apprentice; Broadcast Journalist Craftsman; Broadcast Journalist Helper; Broadcast Journalist Journeyman

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare and deliver news, sports, or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.
  • Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events.
  • Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts, and/or ad-libs.

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

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
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology

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Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$28,020
per year, on average
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