With the advancement of technology, art and design has also become one of the major industries with number of job opportunities. The demand of highly skilled and well trained professionals has grown at phenomenal rate in all industries, especially in radio and television careers. Careers of newsreaders, musicians, and radiojockies (RJ) have become few popular career options. Adding to this, television has also pulled the attentions of many aspirants.
Careers in Radio and Television
Most of the radio and television jobs involve working in a studio. Radio jobs generally include recording, editing, and writing local commercials etc. Radio stations and TV stations also need a lot of people to produce variety of programs like news shows, talk shows, and other public affairs programs. They also require production staff to run cameras, edit, write, and direct programs. Thus, there is a variety of work in both radio and television industry and for each responsibility a personnel is required, specialized in specific field. Initially, one my find radio and television jobs very fascinating and glamorous, but it demands hard work and dedication equal to any other industry.
Scope in Radio and Television Career
Today there are over a thousand of radio and television stations in all the states of the entire US. There are many different types of radio and music stations, covering a range of music styles from hip hop to country to rock; providing plenty of scope for aspirants in this field. There are exclusive news stations that only report international and national news 24/7. It has job profiles as providing support and background research as an assistant producer; selecting and assembling pre-taped video to create a finished program as a video editor or operating and maintaining the electronic equipment as a technician; website or Internet producer, radio announcer, broadcast news analyst, news writer, technical director, assistant chief engineer and many more.
Candidates who are keen to make a career in radio and television can go for a formal training in broadcasting from a college, or a technical school, or a private broadcasting school which would be of a great benefit. Today many universities in the US are providing specialized training programs that are meant to prepare students to work with emerging technologies. Many announcers earn a bachelor's degree in radio or television with specialization in communications, broadcasting, or journalism.
According to the salary survey report by Radio and Television Broadcasting, the average salary of a bachelor degree holder working as a film/video editor is approximately $40,000; news reporters can earn up to $26,000; while executive producer can get salary up to $102,500; news anchors can earn $42,500 and an executive assistant usually get $50,000. Experience of candidate, strength of an organization and job location also influence the variations of salary offered in this field.