NOC 5231 – Announcers and other broadcasters


  • announcer
  • announcer, P.A. (public address) system
  • announcer, public address (P.A.) system
  • announcer-producer, international service
  • broadcaster
  • circus ringmaster
  • commentator, fashion show
  • commercial announcer
  • disc jockey – broadcast
  • DJ (disc jockey) – broadcast
  • fashion show commentator
  • freelance announcer
  • game show host/hostess
  • host/hostess – television or radio
  • host/hostess, game show
  • host/hostess, talk show
  • international service announcer-producer
  • MC (master of ceremonies)
  • mobile disc jockey
  • moderator – broadcasting
  • news reader
  • newscaster
  • P.A. (public address) system announcer
  • quiz master – radio and television
  • radio announcer
  • radio host/hostess
  • reporter, traffic
  • reporter, weather
  • sports announcer
  • sports commentator
  • sportscaster
  • staff announcer
  • talk show host/hostess
  • television host/hostess
  • television newscaster
  • video jockey (VJ) – television broadcast
  • VJ (video jockey) – television broadcast

Job 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.

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.

Additional Information

  • Movement to occupations in journalism is possible for those with an educational background in journalism or a related field.


  • Broadcast journalists who prepare and present their own reports (in 5123 Journalists)
  • Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts (5227)

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