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Television Presenter

Television Presenters prepare and present news, sports or other information, conduct interviews, and introduce music, performances and special events on television.

Overview

Television Presenters prepare and present news, sports or other information, conduct interviews, and introduce music, performances and special events on television.

Day-to-day

  • researches and prepares for programmes and interviews
  • finds guests to appear on the show
  • prepares scripts
  • attends production meetings
  • hosts game shows, current affairs, sports, arts or educational programmes
  • introduces programmes, music, entertainment items, guests and celebrities
  • interviews people
  • reads news, sports or weather reports commonly using an autocue
  • provides a commentary on live sporting or other events
  • presents opinions on sports, politics, social and economic matters
  • makes community announcements
  • reads advertisements
  • presents advertisement interviews (advertorials) with advertising clients
  • meets with clients to discuss advertorials
  • attends promotional events and social functions.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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To become a Television Presenter

  • You can work as a Television Presenter without formal qualifications, however, a course in television, film, or journalism may be useful. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate IV in Screen and Media

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