What is a Broadcast Assistant?


Broadcast Assistant Job Description

Broadcast assistants provide practical assistance to radio or television producers to ensure that a broadcast runs smoothly. They perform key administrative tasks as well as assist in the planning, research and production of live and pre-recorded radio and television programs.



Typical Job Duties

• Update program or station website

• Ensure on-air and online content are cohesive

• Confer with marketing and advertising departments regarding competitions and prizes

• May contribute to the creative input of a show by writing cues or updating scripts

• Use digital editing software to edit audio packages

• Oversee the booking of studio time, equipment and facilities

• Arrange or oversee the work of freelance staff and program guests

• Conduct general research for productions



Scholarships for Becoming a Broadcast Assistant

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Broadcast Assistant. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Broadcast Assistant. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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