There are many different aspects of a broadcaster’s job other than just speaking into a microphone.
Broadcasting depends on many different things like listener base, market size, and how big or small the company is.
For example, if you work at a place such as ESPN, you would probably have a humongous listener base, get paid a good salary, and work for “ Worldwide Leader in Sports ”. That is an affirmation of the tremendous size of the company.
If you worked at a radio / news station in Stevensville, Montana, it would be similar to the exact opposite of ESPN. You would be working in a very small market with 1,809 total possible listeners in the town of Stevensville, MT.* Therefore, you would be paid a significantly smaller salary.
The education needed to become a broadcaster is fairly limited. A college degree would be highly recommended because a lot of people apply for these jobs. Most of the people that work in the media often have a degree in broadcasting at the associate’s or bachelor’s level. These degrees are offered at some private and public schools. The average salary for these types of jobs would be anywhere from $40,000 – $90,000. Salary will vary on the station.
A typical day in broadcasting starts out with preparing for the day ahead. Whether that be researching stuff you want to talk about or looking up stories for the local or national news station. Afterward, you go and fact check your research to make sure that your facts are indeed true. It is vital that you present your information in a clear, informative and entertaining way for your audience. The next thing you would do is dependent upon the size of the station that you would work at. You might help out fellow co-workers with their shows if you work at a smaller station. At a medium, to a large station, you would simply go “ on air ” and do your show.
* The 2010 United States Census
Published by Random Writer on August 20th, 2016, at 7:55pm