1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2539-13

      Television Presenter
      Commentator
      Compere

Prepares and presents news, sports and other information, conducts interviews and introduces music, performances or special events on television.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:
  • introduces programs, music, entertainment items, guests or celebrities
  • prepares and reads news bulletins, makes special announcements and provides commentary for sports and other events
  • presents opinions on sports, politics, social or economic matters
  • researches, investigates and compiles stories and programs
  • monitors incoming information, liaises with network Editors, Journalists, Media Producers and Directors, Graphic Designers, other program departments and outside news and program sources
  • assists in the development of news and program policies and the overall presentation and style of bulletins and programs
  • reports live into bulletins and programs
  • initiates and develops story ideas, themes and concepts for information programs
  • edits stories and evaluates the accuracy and balance of information material
  • suggests and generates follow-up stories

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