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Radio and Television Announcers
District Of Columbia

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Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

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Currently Employed: 258

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $16.44 - $32.09

Typical Annual Salary: $34,200 - $66,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Operate control consoles.
  • Prepare and deliver news, sports, or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.
  • Announce musical selections, station breaks, commercials, or public service information, and accept requests from listening audience.
  • Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events.
  • Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts, and/or ad-libs.
  • Keep daily program logs to provide information on all elements aired during broadcast, such as musical selections and station promotions.
  • Select program content, in conjunction with producers and assistants, based on factors such as program specialties, audience tastes, or requests from the public.
  • Study background information to prepare for programs or interviews.
  • Comment on music and other matters, such as weather or traffic conditions.
  • Record commercials for later broadcast.

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