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TV or Radio Presenter

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A presenter is the front person for television and radio programmes, appearing regularly on every edition of the programme and linking guest speakers. They may work in announcing, linking programmes and reading bulletins.

The Work

You might work on various kinds of programmes, for example news, chat shows, children’s shows, quiz shows, sport or political programmes.

As a TV or radio presenter you could be:

As a continuity announcer you could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Most presenters start as unpaid interns to gain experience. Salaries vary greatly depending on your experience and where you are working. Many presenters work freelance for different companies. Well-known presenters earn significantly higher salaries.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
892
5 %
RISE
2023
937
  United Kingdom
2018
20631
1.7 %
RISE
2023
20988

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You also need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

BBC Scotland runs an apprenticeship scheme for people who are keen to get into a career in the media industry. The closing date for applications is usually sometime in April or May. The one-year apprenticeship is based in Glasgow and pays £14,250 a year. As well as learning on the job at BBC Scotland at Pacific Quay in various departments, you will study towards a Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Digital Media at a Glasgow college. Ideally applicants will have National 5 English and Maths, good IT skills and a keen interest in media. You must be at least 18 at the start date of the apprenticeship. Entry is very competitive as places are limited. The selection process includes an assessment day and tests in English and Maths. For any questions and updates by following @BBCGetin on Twitter. If you would like to find out more or check on application deadline dates visit BBC Scotland Apprenticeships.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BBC Recruitment
E-mail: careers@bbchrdirect.co.uk
Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/home
Twitter: @BBCCareers

Global
Tel: 020 7766 6000
E-mail: info@global.com
Website: https://jobs.global.com/
Twitter: @global
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisisglobal

Radio Academy
Website: http://www.radioacademy.org
Twitter: @radioacademy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radioacademy/

Information on how to break into the world of radio.

ScreenSkills
E-mail: info@screenskills.com
Website: https://www.ScreenSkills.com
Twitter: @UKScreenSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKScreenSkills

ScreenSkills (formerly Creative Skillset) works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

STV Careers
Tel: 0141 300 3061
E-mail: hr@stv.tv
Website: http://www.stvplc.tv/careers
Twitter: @WeAreSTV
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stvnews

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