Occupation Info

Broadcast News Analyst

Overview: Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
Duties: Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources in order to be able to broadcast the information. Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers. Examine news items of local, national, and international significance in order to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members. Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs. Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space. Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats. Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience. Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.
Degree(s): A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences 
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science) 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to decline by 2% or more from 2014 to 2024. For comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations over the same time period is projected to be 5% to 8%.
Education Level: Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.
Recommended Skills:
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Ability to identify a problem, review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement a solution.
  • Being aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • Composing and communicating your ideas in written form.
Recommended Values:
  • Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.
  • Persuading and influencing others to change their attitudes, behavior, and/or opinions.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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