Broadcast News Analysts
SOC: 27-3021.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
5,100 employed

Projected (2024):
4,500 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Anchor
  • Anchorman
  • Art Critic
  • Assignment Editor
  • Basketball Commentator
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Broadcast Meteorologist
  • Broadcast Supervisor
  • Columnist/Commentator
  • Commentator
  • Digital Commentator
  • Disc Jockey (DJ)
  • International Editorial Producer
  • Media Analyst
  • National Investigative Producer
  • News Analyst
  • News Anchor
  • News Commentator
  • News Director
  • News Reporter
  • Newscaster
  • Producer
  • Radio Commentator
  • Radio TV Newscaster (Radio and Television Newscaster)
  • Reporter
  • Soccer Commentator
  • Sports Analyst
  • Sports Director
  • Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor)
  • Television News Producer (TV News Producer)
  • Television Reporter (TV Reporter)
  • Volleyball Commentator
  • Weekend Anchor


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • 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.
  • Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space.
  • 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.
  • Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Communication headphones
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Digital audio recorders
  • Editing consoles
  • Flash disks
  • Laptop computers
  • Audion Laboratories VoxPro
  • Avid Technology Pro Tools
  • Desktop Technologies NewsBoss
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Nielsen Arianna
  • Nielsen Marketbreaks
  • RCS NexGen Digital
  • Statistics databases
  • Web browser software


  • arts design entertainment sports and media


    industry stats

    SOC: 27-0000

    Total Employed: 1,843,600

    Average Annual Salary: $56,980