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Broadcast News Analysts
District Of Columbia

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Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

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Currently Employed: 320

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $17.60 - $33.53

Typical Annual Salary: $36,600 - $69,800

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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

  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.
  • Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.
  • Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space.
  • Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats.
  • Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience.
  • Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.

tools & technology

  • Audio video console
  • Digital cameras
  • Flash memory storage card
  • Headphones
  • Notebook computers

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Music or sound editing software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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