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"Radio and Television Announcer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Talk on radio or television. May interview guests, act as master of ceremonies, read news flashes, identify station by giving call letters, or announce song title and artist.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Radio and Television Announcer"

1) Prepare and deliver news, sports, and/or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.

2) Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events.

 

3) Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts, and/or ad-libs.

4) Select program content, in conjunction with producers and assistants, based on factors such as program specialties, audience tastes, or requests from the public.

5) Study background information in order to prepare for programs or interviews.

 

6) Comment on music and other matters, such as weather or traffic conditions.

7) Interview show guests about their lives, their work, or topics of current interest.

8) Discuss various topics over the telephone with viewers or listeners.

9) Host civic, charitable, or promotional events that are broadcast over television or radio.

10) Make promotional appearances at public or private events in order to represent their employers.

11) Operate control consoles.

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12) Announce musical selections, station breaks, commercials, or public service information, and accept requests from listening audience.

13) Keep daily program logs to provide information on all elements aired during broadcast, such as musical selections and station promotions.

14) Record commercials for later broadcast.

 

15) Locate guests to appear on talk or interview shows.

16) Describe or demonstrate products that viewers may purchase through specific shows or in stores.

17) Coordinate games, contests, or other on-air competitions, performing such duties as asking questions and awarding prizes.

18) Attend press conferences in order to gather information for broadcast.

19) Provide commentary and conduct interviews during sporting events, parades, conventions, and other events.

20) Give network cues permitting selected stations to receive programs.

21) Moderate panels or discussion shows on topics such as current affairs, art, or education.

Job Description for "Radio and Television Announcer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Radio and Television Announcer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  A-S-E        SOC:  27-3011.00


 

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