Announcers

(NOC 5231)
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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

Broadcaster
Disc Jockey
DJ
News Reader
Newscaster
Radio Host/Hostess
Sports Announcer
Sportscaster
Weather Reporter

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

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism Bachelor
Media: Media Production Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

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

Related Program(s):
Journalism Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism Bachelor; Honours
Journalism Bachelor
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism Bachelor; Co-op
Journalism Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022