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Radio and Television Announcers
(SOC Code : 27-3011)
in San Diego County

Talk on radio or television. May interview guests, act as master of ceremonies, read news flashes, identify station by giving call letters, or announce song title and artist.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

San Diego County is the same as San Diego-Carlsbad MSA.
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AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
San Diego-Carlsbad MSA20201st Qtr$39.30$18.64$27.50$40.97

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Industry Title
Number of Employers in San Diego County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Radio and Television Broadcasting 8763.0%
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2545.3%
Spectator Sports 951.5%

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Program Title
Broadcast Journalism
Radio and Television
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Prepare and deliver news, sports, or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.
Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, ad-libbing or using memorized or read scripts.
Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events.
Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts, and/or ad-libs.
Develop story lines for broadcasts.
Select program content, in conjunction with producers and assistants, based on factors such as program specialties, audience tastes, or requests from the public.
Study background information to prepare for programs or interviews.
Comment on music and other matters, such as weather or traffic conditions.
Interview show guests about their lives, their work, or topics of current interest.
Discuss various topics over the telephone with viewers or listeners.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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