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As a TV presenter you would work in television, introducing and hosting programmes, interviewing people and reporting on issues and events. If you’ve got an outgoing personality and love working with people, this could be the ideal job for you.
You would need to have excellent personal presentation and a clear voice. You’ll also need to have a good memory to recall facts and be able to improvise if something unplanned happens.
To be a TV presenter you will need to have:
- confidence and an outgoing personality
- excellent communication and presentation skills
- a flexible approach
- the ability to improvise when necessary
- research and interviewing skills
- calmness under pressure
- the ability to work to strict deadlines
- a good memory, for recalling scripts and facts
- the ability to work on more than one task at a time
- great teamworking skills
As a TV presenter you would be the public face of television. You’ll be entertaining and informing audiences on national and regional television, and satellite and cable channels.
You could work on all kinds of live or recorded programmes, including:
- news and current affairs
- music shows
- talk shows
- children's entertainment
- game shows
- special interest programmes such as travel or history
Your main purpose would be engage with the audience and keep their interest throughout the programme. Your actual tasks would depend on the type of show you presented, but they could typically include:
- meeting with the production team to go through the running order
- being briefed by researchers, or preparing your own scripts, links and interview questions
- presenting, which may include reading from an autocue, interviewing guests and working with studio audiences
- reacting to instructions given to you through an earpiece by the director or floor manager
Applicant must have a minimum of HND and any other qualification is an added advantage