52114 – Announcers and other broadcasters



52114 – Announcers and other broadcasters
Announcers and other broadcasters read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television. They are primarily employed by radio and television stations and networks and by commercial firms that produce advertisements for radio or television.


Index of titles
Circus ringmaster
Commercial announcer
Disc jockey (DJ) - broadcast
Fashion show commentator
Freelance announcer
Game show host/hostess
Host/hostess - television or radio
International service announcer-producer
Master of ceremonies (MC)
Mobile disc jockey
Moderator - broadcasting
News reader
Public address (P.A.) system announcer
Quiz master - radio and television
Radio announcer
Radio host/hostess
Sports announcer
Sports commentator
Staff announcer
Talk show host/hostess
Television host/hostess
Television newscaster
Traffic reporter
Video jockey (VJ) - television broadcast
Weather reporter


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Select and introduce music, videos and other entertainment material for broadcast, and make commercial and public service announcements
Act as host/hostess or master of ceremonies, introduce and interview guests and conduct proceedings of shows or programs
Read news, sports and weather for radio and television
Report on weather conditions using information provided by weather forecasting services
Report on traffic conditions by maintaining contact with external sources of information or by observing traffic from air or land vehicle
May present own material or material prepared by others.


Employment requirements
Completion of a college radio or television arts program is usually required.
Practical training, such as work at a college radio station, may be required.
Talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.


Additional information
Movement to occupations in journalism is possible for those with an educational background in journalism or a related field.


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