Occupation Profile for Broadcast News Analysts

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

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$46,710.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
3.5 Average Unemployment Percentage 1.3 Percentage That Completed High School
8,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 13.6 Percentage That Had Some College
8,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 85.1 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Anchor
Anchorman
Art Critic
Assignment Editor
Broadcast Journalist
Broadcast Meteorologist
Columnist/Commentator
Commentator
Disc Jockey (DJ)
Media Analyst
News Analyst
News Anchor
News Commentator
News Director
News Reporter
Newscaster
Producer
Radio Commentator
Radio TV Newscaster (Radio and Television Newscaster)
Reporter
Sports Analyst
Sports Director
Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor)
Television News Producer (TV News Producer)
Television Reporter (TV Reporter)
Weekend Anchor

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • 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.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources in order to be able to broadcast the information.
  • Core — Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Core — Examine news items of local, national, and international significance in order to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.
  • Core — Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.
  • Core — Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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