What is a Broadcaster?


Broadcaster Job Description

A broadcaster is responsible for entertaining and informing radio, internet and television audiences by presenting information in an accessible and attractive way. They are the public voice or face of the programs that are broadcast on the internet, television or radio.



Typical Job Duties

• Introduce and host radio, television or internet programs

• Research topics and facts for items to be featured on a specific program

• Plan and rehearse shows

• Write scripts

• May read short news, traffic or weather reports

• May read from a script, auto-cue or improvise

• Ensure the program runs according to the schedule

• Liaise with other members of the production team, including the technical team

• Respond quickly to program problems or changes



Scholarships for Becoming a Broadcaster

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Broadcaster. 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 Broadcaster. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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