CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Announcers, Except Radio and Television

Announcers, Except Radio and Television

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Announcers, Except Radio and Television
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
  Greet attendees and serve as masters of ceremonies at banquets, store openings, and other events.
 
Preview any music intended to be broadcast over the public address system.
 
Inform patrons of coming events at a specific venue.
 
Meet with event directors in order to review schedules and exchange information about details, such as national anthem performers and starting lineups.
 
Announce programs and player substitutions or other changes to patrons.
 
Read prepared scripts describing acts or tricks presented during performances.
 
Improvise commentary on items of interest, such as background and history of an event or past records of participants.
 
Instruct and calm crowds during emergencies.
 
Learn to pronounce the names of players, coaches, institutional personnel, officials, and other individuals involved in an event.
 
Study the layout of an event venue in order to be able to give accurate directions in the event of an emergency.
 
Review and announce crowd control procedures before the beginning of each event.
 
Provide running commentaries of event activities, such as play-by-play descriptions, or explanations of official decisions.
 
Organize team information, such as statistics and tournament records, in order to ensure accessibility for use during events.
 
Furnish information concerning plays to scoreboard operators.
 
 
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Announcers, Except Radio and Television
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Announcers, Except Radio and Television
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Announcers, Except Radio and Television
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Announcers, Except Radio and Television
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Announcers, Except Radio and Television
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Announcer
Barker
Bingo Caller
Commercial Announcer
Deejay
Disc Jockey (DJ)
Disk Jockey (DJ)
Emcee
Entertainer
Event Planner
Host/Hostess
Master of Ceremonies (MC)
Mobile Disc Jockey (Mobile DJ)
Motion Picture Narrator
Narrator
Public Address Announcer
Ringmaster
Sports Announcer
Track Announcer
Train Announcer
Train Caller
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Announcers, Except Radio and Television
 
 
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