Also known as Anchor, Announcer, DJ (Disc Jockey), Host, Morning Show Host, News Anchor, Radio Announcer, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor)
Also known as Anchor, Announcer, DJ (Disc Jockey)
Broadcast Announcers speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media.
In addition, Broadcast Announcers may play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Broadcast Announcers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Broadcast Announcers. More generally, Broadcast Announcers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Broadcast Announcer is $36,770, and the average salary is $57,300. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Broadcast Announcer salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Broadcast Announcers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Broadcast Announcers earn less than $19,580 per year, 25% earn less than $25,110, 75% earn less than $59,980, and 90% earn less than $114,050.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Broadcast Announcers is expected to change by 10.4%, and there should be roughly 3,300 open positions for Broadcast Announcers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Broadcast Announcer are usually higher in their Artistic, Enterprising, and Social interests.
Broadcast Announcers typically have strong Artistic interests. Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Also, Broadcast Announcers typically have strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Lastly, Broadcast Announcers typically have moderate Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Broadcast Announcer tend to value Achievement, Recognition, and Independence.
Most importantly, Broadcast Announcers strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Second, Broadcast Announcers strongly value Recognition. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.
Lastly, Broadcast Announcers strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Broadcast Announcers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, integrity, and stress tolerance.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Broadcast Announcers, ranked by importance:
Many Broadcast Announcers will have a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Broadcast Announcers usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Broadcast Announcers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as communications and media, computers and electronics, or customer and personal service knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Broadcast Announcers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Broadcast Announcers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Broadcast Announcers need abilities such as oral expression, speech clarity, and oral comprehension in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Broadcast Announcers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Broadcast Announcers frequently use skills like speaking, reading comprehension, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Broadcast Announcers, ranked by their relative importance.
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