Broadcaster Skills List

Broadcaster Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

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Here's a list of skills employers seek in the candidates they hire for broadcaster jobs. Skills will vary based on the position for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Broadcaster Skills Lists

A - C

  • Active Listening
  • Adaptability
  • Adapting Wire Reports
  • Adjusting Vocal Quality and Facial Expressions Based on the Seriousness of Stories
  • Announcing Text for Commercials in a Natural Tone
  • Anticipating the Interests of an Audience
  • Articulating Clearly
  • Asking Open Ended Questions to Elicit Substantive Answers
  • Attention to Detail
  • Casually Conversing with Colleagues on Air
  • Changing Elements of Presentation Based on Feedback
  • Choosing Music
  • Communication
  • Computer
  • Conducting Background Research
  • Conducting Celebrity Interviews
  • Confident Demeanor
  • Continual Learning
  • Coordinate, Write and Produce Stories
  • Coping with Criticism
  • Courage to Cover Stories in Potentially Dangerous Locations
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

D - N

  • Dependability
  • Delivering Traffic, Weather and Public Service Announcements
  • Developing Expertise in a Specialty Areas such as Legal Issues, Entertainment, Economics or Politics
  • Digesting and Summarizing Developing Stories
  • Editing
  • Engaging Personality
  • Evaluating Recordings of Broadcasts
  • Feature Stories
  • Flexibility
  • Improvising 
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal
  • Interviewing Eyewitnesses
  • Introducing Musical Tracks Enthusiastically
  • Introducing Stories and Handing Off to Reporters in the Field
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Multitasking
  • Networking to Identify Sources for Stories 
  • News Production

O – R

  • Operating Broadcasting Equipment
  • Original Content
  • Organizational
  • Persistence 
  • Pitch Stories
  • Pleasing Vocal Quality
  • Presenting Radio Promotions in a Persuasive Manner
  • Problem Solving
  • Produce Original Content
  • Public Speaking
  • Putting Interview Subjects at Ease
  • Questioning Experts on Newsworthy Topics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Text Smoothly from Notes and Teleprompters
  • Research
  • Resilience
  • Revising Copy Written by Others

S - Z

  • Storytelling
  • Stress Management
  • Studying Current Events and News Topics 
  • Teamwork 
  • Teasing Upcoming Stories
  • Television Production
  • Time Management
  • Using Microphones Effectively
  • Willingness to Take on Unpopular Assignments 
  • Working Long Hours
  • Working Odd Hours
  • Working Well Under Pressure
  • Writing Copy for Broadcasts and Web

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