The average salary for a Newscaster is $51,557 per year.
Job Description for Newscaster
Newscasters report the news to the public, usually live and "on-air" via radio, television, or internet broadcasts. The main goal is to present current news stories in an interesting and cohesive way, which requires a great deal of preparation and working with a range of professionals to investigate and develop stories into presentable formats.Read More...
Newscasters may be responsible for researching, writing, and producing stories or work with others who perform these tasks. They must have working knowledge of how news stories become presentable stories and should have an up-to-date understanding of important issues in the local community. Those in this position must be able to present the news in a clear and confident manner, and aspiring newscasters should have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, as they usually read prompts from a television or computer monitor and must be able to clearly read and understand the information they are delivering.
Newscasters often work with computers in office settings when not delivering broadcasts, and they may occasionally travel to deliver broadcasts at other locations. A bachelor's degree in broadcast communications, journalism, or a related field may be a minimum requirement for this position, and some employers may prefer those who have a master's degree. Many newscast positions require at least three to five years of work experience in journalism, broadcasting, or communications.