Career as an Anchor


Summary

Anchor/Host work at the front line of television and radio. They introduce and host programs, read the news, interview people and report on issues and events.

Anchor work across the whole spectrum of broadcasting national and regional television and radio, satellite and cable channels and also in the non-broadcast sector, e.g., training and corporate productions. Most are employed on short contracts and the hours can be long and unsociable. A Host is generally referred as master of ceremonies who can be a moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program. Some Anchor may double as an actor, model, singer, comedian, etc. Others may be subject matter experts, such as scientists or politicians, serving as presenters for a program about their field of expertise. Their area of work include factual documentaries, live events, and sports etc.

Work Environment

The work may be studio based or on location. Anchors/Host often has chaotic work days since meeting deadlines is very important in the news business. Occasionally, anchors are given very short notice before news broadcast. Many workers in the news business are provided cozy offices to do their work in while many work in loud newsrooms.

Entry Level Education

Bachelor's / Master’s Degree in Journalism or Mass Communications.

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