By Clayton Jones


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, etc
  • Good Schools- The Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting, University of Southern California, New York University, Northwestern University, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, Boston College, Marquette University, University of Missouri, University of Miami
  • May be required to take statistics, research, etc.

General Jobs

  • Announcers
  • Producers
  • Directors
  • Anchors

Skills for TV Shows/Radio

  • Be able to attract an audience
  • Stay on topic
  • Don’t waste your listeners’/viewers' time
  • Know your guests
  • Most hosts usually have a go to catch phrase

Sportscasting/ Play-by-Play Skills

  • Describe the action
  • Don’t call numbers, call names
  • Don't be critical of calls

Genreral Skills/Tips

  • Be yourself
  • Be prepared
  • Don't rush your words, talk slow
  • Be poised, relaxed

Random Stuff

  • Lots of jobs are unpaid internships
  • Get to meet lots of famous people
  • The number of jobs increase every year because of new media emerging
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