Media presenters deliver a variety of radio, television and live programmes, including all music formats, music and chat programmes, interview and talkback programmes, news bulletins and sports programmes. They may also present rock and classical music concerts that are broadcast live to air, and pre-recorded programmes such as documentary and music specials.
Duties & Tasks
Media presenters may perform the following tasks:announce programmes, music and entertainment items
read commercials, both live and pre-recorded
read news bulletins
provide station identification, time, weather and community announcements
introduce live performances
conduct interviews and host talkback programmes
make live action commentary on sporting events, politics, and social and economic matters
work off-camera in television announcing programmes
host panel shows and live variety shows
interview personalities at special events, or in studios for live or taped broadcasts
introduce performers and host special events
write their own scripts.
Media presenters may be required to work irregular hours, including weekends. On-camera presenters need to be well groomed. Specialist presenters, such as sports and political commentators, should have a solid knowledge of the subject they are presenting.
clear speaking voice with good command of English
broad general knowledge
interest in current affairs and/or music
technical ability to operate broadcasting equipment
able to work under pressure
good communication skills
willing to work in country areas.