Radio can be one of the most entertaining, fast paced and fun careers that a person can choose to pursue. There are hundreds of different jobs that are available at a radio station that a person can take part in. Not everything has to be in front of the mic and talking to the public. There are certainly a number of careers that are available to you if you wish to take part in the world of radio.
Here are a handful of career directions to go in if you want to work for a radio station.
DJ. This is the most obvious choice when it comes to radio stations. It’s the person behind the mic, the one that makes sure that the music is getting to the public and they are hearing what they want to hear. It’s the face of the radio station and who people associate with when it comes to that radio station.
Producer. This is the person that makes sure that everything is running smoothly, the show is on time, commercials are played and nothing crazy happens. They keep the show running but from behind the scenes.
Marketing. There are plenty of marketing opportunities at a radio station. You could be part of a street team that takes the radio station out to the public, you could be part of the marketing team that purchases commercials, ads and other stuff. You could even be a part of the contest team that runs contests and lets winners know what they won and making sure they are eligible. These are all part of the marketing team.
Researcher. Many stations even if all they play is music will run a small news segment or a celebrity entertainment part. All the information that is presented comes from the researcher who writes it up and shows it to the DJ or producer for the show to run.