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Announcers and other broadcasters read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television. They are primarily employed by radio and television stations and networks and by commercial firms that produce advertisements for radio or television.
announcer, broadcaster, disc jockey – broadcast, news reader, radio host/hostess, sports announcer, talk show host/hostess, television host/hostess, traffic reporter, weather reporter.
- Select and introduce music, videos and other entertainment material for broadcast and make commercial and public service announcements
- Act as host/hostess or master of ceremonies, introduce and interview guests and conduct proceedings of shows or programs
- Read news, sports and weather for radio and television
- Report on weather conditions using information provided by weather forecasting services
- Report on traffic conditions by maintaining contact with external sources of information or by observing traffic from air or land vehicle
- May present own material or material prepared by others.
Outlook & Prospects for Announcers and Other Broadcasters in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Halifax Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-05-20|
Currently the chances of qualified Announcers and Other Broadcasters finding employment are considered to be limited in the local area.There appear to be occasional openings in radio, which maintains an active presence in the area. However, general cutbacks have occurred over the years in the television industry. The labour market can be competitive for this occupation and the number of qualified job seekers in this field often exceeds demand. Some employers may hire only those classified as Journalists (NOC code 5123) for positions in the media. So announcers face competition for positions from among themselves and also from journalists, who may have a wider range of skills. The sharing of content among media outlets and automation of music,etc. has not been positive for the occupation. Part time work is common. Like journalists, mobility across a wider geographic area may be important for job seekers.
There seem to be some openings for employment in night clubs, video production, etc. which may be on the lower end of the wage scale, and part time as well. Experienced announcers have the best chances of finding employment in the more stable, better paying positions, and will often move from one station to another.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Announcers and Other Broadcasters in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Announcers and Other Broadcasters (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
- Yellow Media, publisher of the yellow pages, may make some minor reductions to its Nova Scotia workforce of about 50 as part of a national reduction. Sales and media consulting staff are not expected to be affected, and as the company moves more into online advertising, it may eventually expand its information technology and digital media sections.
- Eleven workers at Roger News 95.7 radio station in Halifax have lost their jobs, including announcers, reporters, and news production and sales staff. The station had decided to partner with Toronto¿s Sportsnet 590 to introduce more sports content, resulting in the job losses.
- Halifax-based DHX Media has an agreement with the YTV specialty channel to produce a new animated comedy series, called Looped. DHX Media creates, produces, and licenses about 9,500 half-hour episodes programs for children.
- Halifax-based Karma Gaming hopes to increase its workforce from nine to 20. The company develops video games for lottery corporations.
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