CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Radio and Television Announcers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Radio and Television Announcers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Prepare and deliver news, sports, and/or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.
 
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.
 
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 in order to prepare for programs or interviews.
 
Comment on music and other matters, such as weather or traffic conditions.
 
Interview show guests about their lives, their work, or topics of current interest.
 
Discuss various topics over the telephone with viewers or listeners.
 
Host civic, charitable, or promotional events that are broadcast over television or radio.
 
Make promotional appearances at public or private events in order to represent their employers.
 
Operate control consoles.
 
Announce musical selections, station breaks, commercials, or public service information, and accept requests from listening audience.
 
Keep daily program logs to provide information on all elements aired during broadcast, such as musical selections and station promotions.
 
Record commercials for later broadcast.
 
Locate guests to appear on talk or interview shows.
 
Describe or demonstrate products that viewers may purchase through specific shows or in stores.
 
Coordinate games, contests, or other on-air competitions, performing such duties as asking questions and awarding prizes.
 
Attend press conferences in order to gather information for broadcast.
 
Provide commentary and conduct interviews during sporting events, parades, conventions, and other events.
 
Give network cues permitting selected stations to receive programs.
 
Moderate panels or discussion shows on topics such as current affairs, art, or education.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Radio and Television Announcers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
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.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Radio and Television Announcers
 
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.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
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.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Radio and Television Announcers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
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.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
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).
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
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).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Radio and Television Announcers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Radio and Television Announcers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Anchor
Announcer
Broadcaster
Broadcasting Specialist
Commercial Announcer
Community Liaison
Disc Jockey
FM Announcer
Game Show Host
Game Show Host or Hostess
Host
Host/Hostess
Managing Editor
Meteorologist
Morning News Anchor
Morning Show Host
Music Director
Music Journalist
News Anchor
News Broadcaster
News Director
News Reporter
Newscaster
On-Air Announcer
On-Air Personality
Producer
Program Director
Program Host
Radio Announcer
Radio Artist
Radio Broadcaster
Radio Disc Jockey
Radio Disk Jockey (Radio DJ)
Radio Host
Radio Performer
Radio Personality
Radio Sportscaster
Radio Talk Show Host
Radio Television Announcer (Radio TV Announcer)
Reporter
Show Host or Hostess
Sports Analyst
Sports Anchor
Sports Announcer
Sports Broadcaster
Sports Commentator
Sports Director
Sports Journalist
Sports Reporter
Sportscaster
Staff Announcer
Talk Show Host
Television Announcer (TV Announcer)
Television Host (TV Host)
Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor)
Television Reporter
Voice Over Announcer
Voice-Over Talent
Weather Anchor
Weather Reporter
Weathercaster
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Radio and Television Announcers
 
 
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