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

Knowledge

  • Breathing techniques

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Memorise lines

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

  • Follow the news

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

  • Read pre-drafted texts

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

  • Present during live broadcasts

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

  • 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.

  • Work closely with news teams

    Work closely with news teams, photographers and editors.

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different circumstances.

  • Consult information sources

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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