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 itemsread commercials, both live and pre-recordedread news bulletinsprovide station identification, time, weather and community announcementsintroduce live performancesconduct interviews and host talkback programmesmake live action commentary on sporting events, politics, and social and economic matterswork off-camera in television announcing programmeshost panel shows and live variety showsinterview personalities at special events, or in studios for live or taped broadcastsintroduce performers and host special eventswrite 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.