Announcers and other broadcasters

Announcers and other broadcasters

NOC
5231

Read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

14
 

Median Hourly Wage

$19.23
$13.33
Low
$23.08
High

Median Salary

$33,497
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

133
 

% Working Full Time

83%
 

% Working Full Year

78%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Announcers and other broadcasters read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television. They are primarily employed by radio and television stations and networks and by commercial firms that produce advertisements for radio or television.

Main Duties

Announcers and other broadcasters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Select and introduce music, videos and other entertainment material for broadcast, and make commercial and public service announcements
  • Act as host/hostess or master of ceremonies, introduce and interview guests and conduct proceedings of shows or programs
  • Read news, sports and weather for radio and television
  • Report on weather conditions using information provided by weather forecasting services
  • Report on traffic conditions by maintaining contact with external sources of information or by observing traffic from air or land vehicle
  • May present own material or material prepared by others.

Also Known As

  • announcer
  • broadcaster
  • disc jockey - broadcast
  • news reader
  • radio host/hostess
  • sports announcer
  • talk show host/hostess
  • television host/hostess
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a college radio or television arts program is usually required.
  • Practical training, such as work at a college radio station, may be required.
  • Talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
  • Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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30.4%
Female
69.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
23.8%
25-34
28.6%
35-44
23.8%
45-54
23.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
27.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
9.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
45.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
18.2%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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91.7%
Information and cultural industries
8.3%
Manufacturing
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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19.00%
Northeast
38.10%
Southeast
19.00%
Southwest
23.80%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Data legend

No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$33,497

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$35,926

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$33,497

Newfoundland

$36,842

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$25,594

Canada

$36,649
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

14
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

18
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

27
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-31
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

58