Sports Broadcaster Salary
A Sports Broadcaster earns an average salary of $42,000 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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Job Description for Sports Broadcaster
If you’ve seen or heard a sporting event on radio, television, the internet, or another source, you've probably heard a sports broadcaster delivering play-by-play, commentary, random trivia, and other game- and player-related information.Read More...
Sports broadcasters must be skilled at talking “on-the-fly” and able to describe the real-time action in an interesting and accurate manner, for both watchers and listeners. They should help make listeners feel as if they’re part of the game by maintaining tone, volume, inflection, and emotion in their voice which conveys the “feel” of the action.
Some sports broadcasters specialize in doing “color" commentary, which may be more subjective than play-by-play and often includes interesting anecdotes, statistics, and general conversation with the play-by-play announcer during pauses in the game. Others work on special segments of a broadcast, on sidelines, in pre-recorded segments such as interviews or biographical sketches of players, and in basic sports news reporting.
These broadcasters must have in-depth knowledge of the leagues and teams they cover and stay up-to-date with players and their performances and backgrounds to contribute to an interesting and entertaining broadcast. They must study and recall both large and obvious details regularly and repeat them when necessary, and some also write material for broadcast use, especially for pre-recorded segments. A bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, communications, journalism, or a related field may be necessary for this position, though some employers may only require a high school diploma.
Sports Broadcaster Tasks
- Provide play-by-play announcing.
- Interview players, coaches and other experts.
- Provide additional background information on game or players.
Key Stats for Sports Broadcaster
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