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

  • 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.

  • Vocal techniques

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

  • Editorial standards

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Work closely with news teams

    Work closely with news teams, photographers and editors.

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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