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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.
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
- going through several 'takes' if necessary
In live broadcasts you would usually follow a script. There may be times when you have to use your initiative and work without a script, for example improvising what is said during an interview or report.
Interested candidates must have a minimum of HND in or any related field, professional qualification will be an added advantage.