Radio Producer and Presenter

Radio Producers and Presenters, part of a larger industry group of all media producers and presenters, are responsible for much of the administrative work involved in radio production. They also often speak on-air, host radio shows, and interview guests.

Duties and tasks

  • Coordinating a staff of production experts
  • Developing radio shows and designing the outline of specific episodes
  • Editing productions for time and quality
  • Inviting and interviewing guests to air opinions
  • Making special announcements (emergency and otherwise) as needed throughout the program
  • Managing radio and other audio productions
  • Researching current stories on which to report or comment upon

Sills required

  • Active listening
  • Interviewing and interpersonal skills
  • Public speaking
  • Reading comprehension
  • Use of logic, reasoning, and critical thinking

Working conditions

Radio Producers and Presenters usually work at radio stations or larger media conglomerates. Their work may be on-air or more behind the scenes in nature.

Professional associations / Industry information

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance 

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  • Disk Jockey
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  • Political Commentator
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  • Radio Broadcaster

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