Career Profile: Broadcasting
Broadcasting is a profession each person has some type of relationship to on a daily basis. With the expansion of networks on cable television and improvements in technology, broadcasting is presented in various mediums including the traditional news, video disc jockeys, and videos on YouTube.
If you want to develop a career in broadcasting it helps to have experience in communications, production or journalism. You also need to be very determined and have good business sense.
In regards to career possibilities, broadcasting focuses its efforts on distributing information or entertaining audiences in mass. Many career opportunities exist in broadcasting. Careers range from a TV sports reporter for the local news to a producer for a popular entertainment news show. The industry, similar to other entertainment sectors, is only as successful as the number of viewers or listeners it has. That reason alone makes the business very competitive and challenging to break into, particularly if you are looking to become the next Matt Lauer or Barbara Walters.
Aside from the popular ambitions of becoming the next famous TV journalist, other career opportunities in broadcasting include sales and marketing, managers, IT professionals, copywriters, engineers, technical directors, among many others. Career paths in broadcasting can be as diverse as the program content that they air, but for those individuals who have an interest in journalism, especially if they want to deliver the news, it is an exciting industry to be a part of.
Whether you are a program director who determines what type of stories will make the air, a salesperson selling advertising spots, or a TV personality delivering the content of the program the broadcasting industry can be highly rewarding.
The industry overall is expected to grow slower than average through 2014, but certain marketplaces will be developing at a faster pace as compared to the market average.
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