Typical work activities
Prior to the broadcast, presenters may be involved in:
- researching topics and background information for items to be featured on the programme;
- planning and rehearsing shows;
- writing, and sometimes memorising, scripts;
- liaising with other members of the production and technical teams.
During the broadcast, presenters may be involved in:
- introducing and hosting programmes;
- interviewing guests in the studio, by telephone or on location;
- playing music;
- reading short news, traffic, sport or weather reports;
- providing links between programmes;
- reading from a script or autocue, or improvising;
- keeping the programme running to schedule, responding positively and quickly to problems or changes and improvising where necessary;
- ‘driving’ the desk and operate some of the technical equipment for recording and playback. This generally involves using computers to cue up and play music and jingles.
- in case of recorded shows, recording the show and upload for schedule