Broadcast News Analysts

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications > Journalism and Broadcasting

Projected Growth: Little or no change

900+
Projected Job Openings

Considerable Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

Common job titles of Broadcast News Analysts include:
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Experience and Education

A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.

  • 67.17% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 22.92% said they needed a High School Diploma.

Tasks

    Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space.

    Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.

    Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.

    Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats.

    Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience.

    Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.

    Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.

    Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.

Tools

Laptop computers

Flash disks

Editing consoles

Digital audio recorders

Compact digital cameras

Communication headphones

Technologies

Audion Laboratories VoxPro

Avid Technology Pro Tools

Desktop Technologies NewsBoss

Nielsen Arianna

Nielsen Marketbreaks

RCS NexGen Digital

Statistics databases

Skills

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Writing

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities

Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Recognition

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

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