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Broadcast News Analysts

Also called: Anchor, Broadcast Meteorologist, News Anchor, News Director

What they do:
Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
On the job, you would:
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.
  • Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Music or sound editing software
  • Audion Laboratories VoxPro
  • Avid Technology Pro Tools
Analytical or scientific software
  • Nielsen Arianna
  • Nielsen Marketbreaks
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Statistics databases

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$56,680
per year, on average
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