A career as a Broadcast News Analyst, also referred to as a news anchor or a reporter, includes collecting information and compiling it together to broadcast the story on radio or T.V. Their job also includes interviewing people, organizing panel discussions, writing commentaries, scripts or various columns. They also analyse national, local and international news and edit news material so that it fits within the available time of space.
They also are responsible for selecting relevant material for the presentation and organizing it. They edit interviews and write and record voiceovers. They also make use of social media to cover live events and offer additional information for viewers, interact with the audience and promote their stations. They may choose to cover a particular genre such as politics, crime or they may also cover a wide range of subjects. They often team up with photographers, editors or other journalists while working on a story.
Here's how to become a broadcast news analyst, you need to meet the following criteria.
Subject Requirements: No specific subject requirements as such but candidates who have studied journalism are sometimes preferred over the others.
There are many job profiles in this field. They are listed below
Editors: Editors prepare, rewrite and edit copy, they also proofread it to correct errors also pitch in story ideas.
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians: They operate and maintain the equipment for TV broadcasts, radio programs, movies and sound recordings.
Technical Writers: Technical writers are responsible for preparing how-to-guides, instruction manuals to simplify complex and technical information. They also gather technical information from various sources.
Announcers: Announcers are responsible for presenting sports, music and news and commentary about these things or other topics.
Film and Video Editors: Film and video editors take charge of the raw footage by using digital editing software. They work in many different industries such as broadcasting and advertising or even film.
Some of the top industries in which broadcast news analysts work are as follows
Given below is the list of some of the top media and broadcasting companies.
Broadcast news analysts are involved in the following responsibilities:
Note: The above figures are an estimate and may vary from individual to individual and company to company.
Some books that broadcast news analysts can refer to are as follows
Many broadcast news analysts may choose to specialize in one particular area such as politics, current events or entertainment. They have the power to educate and inform people about the issues and bring awareness.
These people are storytellers and they may often share people’s stories of courage, love, and sacrifice amidst adversity. Such stories have a positive impact on the world and inspire people.
Broadcast news analysts get the opportunity to meet people from various cultures. They get to interview celebrities, politicians and other interesting public figures. It is very exciting yet challenging at the same time.
This field is not monotonous. There is a lot of variety in the jobs that one gets to perform. You can interview people, investigate stories, conduct follow-ups, compile news and produce stories. And there is a variety of stories that they get to work on such as business-related, non-profit, crime, government news and arts and entertainment.
It can take you places. This is one profession which offers opportunities to travel to various places, locally and internationally. You don’t have to remain in your cubicle the entire day.
It is a fast-paced field so if you are someone who’s looking for something adventurous and fun, a career as a broadcast news analyst may be for you. This field brings new opportunities, events, and stories to the fore so you always have to be ready and on your toes.
Some of the books that can be referred to become a Broadcast News Analyst include A Handbook for Ethical and Effective Producing by B.William Silcock, Techniques of Radio and Television News, Writing, Reporting, and Producing by Ted White, etc.
A Broadcast News Analyst can earn anywhere from INR 6.2 LPA to INR 20 LPA or more. The salary package depends on the organisation one is working with, experience and skills.
A Broadcast News Analyst can work in radio and TV broadcasting, information services, as teacher or professors in university or colleges, newspapers, publishers, periodicals, etc.
The different job roles that may be offered to you as a Broadcast News Analyst include editors, technical writers, broadcast and sound engineering technicians, film and video editors, announcers, etc.
This field of employment requires skills and relevant work experience, even more than one's educational qualifications. You must hold at least 3 - 5 years of work experience to become a Broadcast News Analyst.
There are no specific degrees that you must pursue to become a Broadcast News Analyst as skills and work experience is what matter the most in this field. However, there are courses available at both UG and PG level in Journalism and Media that you can pursue.