(NOC 5231)

Career Description

Announcers and other broadcasters read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television.

Duties May Include

  • Select and introduce music, videos and other entertainment material for broadcast, and make commercial and public service announcements
  • Act as host/hostess or master of ceremonies, introduce and interview guests and conduct proceedings of shows or programs
  • Read news, sports and weather for radio and television
  • Report on weather conditions using information provided by weather forecasting services
  • Report on traffic conditions by maintaining contact with external sources of information or by observing traffic from air or land vehicle
  • May present own material or material prepared by others.

Examples of Titles

Disc Jockey
News Reader
Radio Host/Hostess
Sports Announcer
Weather Reporter

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism and Creative Writing (B.A.) Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism Diploma
Foundational Programs Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, California, US

Related Program(s):
Broadcast Programming & Production Associate; University Transfer
Broadcast Sales & Management Associate; University Transfer
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism Bachelor
Journalism and Humanities Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022