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Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist (46R)

Public Affair Broadcast Specialists are primarily responsible for participating in and supervising the operation of audio or video news for Army units or Armed Forces Radio Television Service (AFRTS). Some of your duties as a Broadcast Specialist may include:

Coordinate release of radio and television information products and visual information to Army units, distribution centers, the Hometown News Release Programs and civilian organizations.

Preparing scripts and news copy for live and taped news and entertainment programs

Researching, preparing, and disseminating news releases, radio and television products and Web-based products

Performing as a radio DJ or television anchor

Developing ideas for storiesnews gathering, conducting interviews and shooting video

Working as an escort or liaison for civilian media

Transmitting news about your Army unit to a satellite distribution center for use by various military and civilian outlets

Training

Job training for Public Affairs Broadcast Specialists consist of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 11 weeks, two days of Advanced Individual Training at the Defense Information School at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part learning hands-on how to operate a video camera and program a 30 minute disc jockey show. You'll also participate in a live-to-tape television newscast where you'll work as anchor, control room operator, director and cameraperson. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

Videography and video editing

Voice skills for anchoring television news and performing as a disc jockey

Writing news, feature and sports copy for radio and television

Radio and television programming and production

Public speaking

Media relations

Helpful Skills

Helpful attributes include:

An interest in English, journalism, speech and communications

An interest in video, television and radio

An ability to meet deadlines

An ability to speak clearly in front of audiences

An interest in researching facts and issues for news stories

An ability to write clearly and concisely

On To Victory!


63rd

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15th Regimental Signal Brigade

Building 29603, Barnes Ave


Fort Gordon, GA 30905


Battalion CQ
706-791-8314


DSN number
(706) 791-8314


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Last Modified: 09/29/2011