Profession news anchor

News anchors present news stories on radio and television. They introduce pre-recorded news items and items covered by live reporters. News anchors are often trained journalists.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Vocal techniques

    The various techniques for using your voice correctly without exhausting or damaging it when changing voice in tone and volume.

  • Interview techniques

    The techniques for getting information out of people by asking the right questions in the right way and to make them feel comfortable.

  • Audiovisual equipment

    The characteristics and usage of different tools that stimulate the sight and audio senses.

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Pronunciation techniques

    The pronunciation techniques to properly and understandably pronounce words.

  • Editorial standards

    The guidelines on how to deal with and report on privacy, children, and death according to impartiality, and other standards.

  • Breathing techniques

    The various techniques to control the voice, body, and nerves by breathing.

Skills

  • Consult information sources

    Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different circumstances.

  • Work closely with news teams

    Work closely with news teams, photographers and editors.

  • Adapt to changing situations

    Change approach to situations based on unexpected and sudden changes in people's needs and mood or in trends; shift strategies, improvise and naturally adapt to those circumstances.

  • Follow the news

    Follow current events in politics, economics, social communities, cultural sectors, internationally, and in sports.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Present during live broadcasts

    Present live on political, economic, cultural, social, international or sport events, or host a live broadcast program.

  • Memorise lines

    Memorise your role in a performance or broadcast, whether it is text, movement, or music.

  • Read pre-drafted texts

    Read texts, written by others or by yourself, with the proper intonation and animation.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate audio equipment work with a voice coach moderate a debate proofread text rewrite articles lighting techniques edit digital moving images adopt a relaxed posture apply grammar and spelling rules perform video editing press law news analytics check stories show diplomacy participate in editorial meetings set up sound equipment body language photography write to a deadline perform improvisation check correctness of information

Common job titles

  • Weekend morning anchor/general assignment reporter
  • Wtvj weekend anchor
  • Weekend anchor / reporter - kntv
  • Weekend anchor/reporter
  • Production assistant, msnbc
  • Talk show host- intern/aspiring broadcaster
  • Wfts weekend morning anchor / reporter
  • Anchor iii, news
  • Makeup artist and hairstylist
  • Publicist