Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 4313 — Broadcast Journalist

Type of MOS : NMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to Pvt

Job Description: Broadcast journalist electronically gathers news and feature materials for radio and television programming. Duties include producing programming for on-base radio and cable television, and producing broadcast products for civilian media outlets. Only MOS 4341 Marines may hold the 4313 MOS.

Job Requirements:

(1) Commands are authorized to make a unit diary entry awarding MOS 4313 to who have previously held the MOS as documented in their SRB.

(2) Recruit accessions: During the Basic Public Affairs Specialist-Writer (BPAS-W) Course, all Marines assigned MOS 4300 will be administered a voice audition at the Defense Information School. The most qualified candidates will be enrolled in a follow-on Basic Public Affairs Specialist-Broadcaster (BPAS-B) Course and awarded MOS 4313 upon graduation.

(3) All others:


(a) Must meet the voice requirement on the basis of a taped audition submitted to the Marine Corps Representative, Defense Information School, Ft. Meade, MD. Approved audition scripts may be obtained from the Public Affairs Chief, Division of Public Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps.

(b) Complete BPAS-B or demonstrate MOS qualifications through job performance in an MOJT program for a period of 6-months at an Armed Forces Radio and Television Service or Navy Broadcasting Service facility. Certification of completion of MOJT can be made by the commanding officer based on evaluation of core ITSs by competent authority from any U.S. Armed Service holding the grade of E6 or higher who also holds the NMOS of broadcast journalist. The certification must be provided as an endorsement to an Administrative Action Form submitted to Commandant of the Marine Corps (Code MMEA-83), 3280 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134-5103.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 1510.62, Individual Training Standards.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

(1) Newscaster 131.267-010.

(2) Newswriter 131.267-014.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

Combat Correspondent, 4341.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3