Announcers and other broadcasters jobs in Canada

Salary

55 420 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 31 350 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 55 430 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 53 220 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 66 420 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of a college radio or television arts program is usually required.
  • Practical training, such as work at a college radio station, may be required.
  • Talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
  • Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.

Job overview

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. They are primarily employed by radio and television stations and networks and by commercial firms that produce advertisements for radio or television.

Main duties

  • 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.

Illustrative example(s)

  • announcer
  • broadcaster
  • disc jockey - broadcast
  • news reader
  • radio host/hostess
  • sports announcer
  • talk show host/hostess
  • television host/hostess
  • traffic reporter
  • weather reporter

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