NAB Television Careers – Job Descriptions

Why Consider A Career in Television?

Television bookmarks our lives, preserves moments in time that trigger memories of where we were and what we were doing when historic events occurred. Its images and sounds touch our emotions, connect us with world events, and help us prepare for natural disasters with weather reports using equipment so sensitive, it tracks storm movement block by block. We are entertained, informed, influenced and motivated to action by TV.

As an industry, television is an exciting business that continues to thrill. Look around when a camera crew arrives on a scene and the lights come on. Even the most conservative people may be swayed by the allure of TV and clamor to be in that spotlight.

This book, published by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), a full-service trade association representing the interests of free, over-the-air radio and television broadcasters, and the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF), an organization dedicated to the training and enhancement of the nation’s broadcasting community, is intended to provide a general overview to persons considering a career in this dynamic and exciting field. It has been written specifically for entry-level job seekers with little or no experience in the industry, and includes general descriptions of job opportunities in the field and how these jobs interface with each other. Whether your goal is to be on air or behind-the-scenes, this book will help you familiarize yourself with the workings of a TV station and understand how the various parts fit together to make the whole. The better educated you are about the business, the greater your chances of gaining entry to and succeeding in an industry that has produced the likes of Walter Cronkite, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Pauley, Diane Sawyer and Tom Brokaw.


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