Air Force Radio and Television Broadcasting Job Description

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Specialty Summary:

Organizes and conducts broadcast operations. Programs and directs radio and television broadcasts. Prepares informational materials in broadcast format for use on Armed Forces Radio and Television (AFRT) and commercial media; serves as talent and operates broadcast equipment. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 400.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepares informational materials for use on AFRT and commercial media. Identifies and selects newsworthy events. Produces radio and television scripts, narrations, spot announcements, and news and sports broadcasts. Selects associated visual material as necessary and available. Coordinates use of graphics, sets special effects, and audio and video material to support programming requirements. Prepares and maintains schedules, daily operation logs, and continuity book. Assists public affairs officer in working with electronic media.

Programs and directs radio and television broadcasts. Selects and schedules program for broadcast on AFRT stations. Reviews all copy and program materials for host country sensitivities before airing. Coordinates receipt and disposition of AFRT program materials. Maintains station library or recorded programming. Evaluates audience feedback. Monitors AFRT station programs for effectiveness, professional quality, and support of mission objectives. Manages resources to support the United States Air Force Internal Information Program.

Operates radio and television broadcast equipment. Arranges remote broadcast coverage of special events.

Supervises radio and television broadcast operations. Coordinates maintenance of radio and television equipment. Directs positioning of lights, cameras, microphones, properties, and personnel. Conducts broadcast rehearsals as necessary. Coordinates maintenance and acquisition of broadcast equipment.

Performs as talent in programs produced for AFRT. Conducts radio and television interviews. Performs as disc jockey, newscaster, sports announcer and producer.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: radio and television writing and broadcasting; regulations and policies governing AFRT and other public affairs activities; broadcast equipment capabilities; and methods of researching public attitudes.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory.

Training. For award of AFSC 3N032, completion of the basic broadcasting course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

3N052. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3N032. Also, experience in broadcasting and directing television or radio programs.

3N072. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3N052.

Also, experience in performing or supervising broadcast activities.

Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:

For entry into this specialty:

1. A favorable evaluation of a voice audition.

2. Ability to type 20 words per minute.

For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs, absence of any speech impediment, and ability to read aloud and speak distinctly.

Citizenship: No

Required Appitude Score : G-69 (Changed to G-72, effective 1 Jul 04).

Technical Training:

Course #: E5ABD3N032 000

Length (Days): 60

Location: FGM

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