Announcers & Other Broadcasters
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
Announcers read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages, and host live events and programs on radio or television. (Adapted from alis.alberta.ca)
Find detailed information about the occupation, incl. typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - a Canadian resource for occupational descriptions and information
- O*NET Online - Announcer - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- O*NET Online - Reporters, Correspondents U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- O*NET Online - Broadcast News Analyst U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- Alberta Learning Information Service - Occupational Video: Broadcast Meteorologist
- Alberta Learning Information Service - Occupational Video: Announcer
- Princeton Review (Day in the Life of a Disc Jockey)
U of M Academic Calendar
The University of Manitoba does not offer any specialized educational programs leading to a career as an Announcer or Broadcaster. Please view the links below for more information about training programs in North America. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an educational plan that suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant. For support with course registration and academic issues, speak with an Academic Advisor.
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Creative Manitoba
- North American Broadcasters Association
- Canadian Association of Broadcasters
- National Association of Broadcasters (U.S)
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.