Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts
Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources in order to be able to broadcast the information. Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers. Examine news items of local, national, and international significance in order to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members. Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs. Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space. Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats. Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience. Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
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27-3021.00 Broadcast News Analysts