Become a newscaster, news reporter, or news anchor in a radio station near you.
What’s on this page:
- The key natural qualities a newscaster, news reporter, or news anchor must have.
- Why the best teacher of news reporting skills is a working newscaster.
- How BMG will provide a working newscaster, news reporter or news anchor as your mentor, in an actual nearby station. No need to travel, relocate or quit your job.
- Training is one on one, and scheduled around your availability.
- As you train, you build a network of invaluable insider industry contacts.
Are you a “natural” for the news?
- Do people tell you that you’ve got a “nose for news?”
- When others are feeding on football or laughing at sitcoms, are you tuned to CNN or “all news, all the time” radio?
- Can you quickly understand and clearly explain to others fast moving developments in the news?
- Are you excited to have a front row seat to history as it happens?
If you can answer yes to these questions, you’ve likely got the right stuff to succeed as a newscaster, news reporter or news anchor.
But having these talents doesn’t mean you can march into the nearest radio or TV newsroom, announce “here I am,” and expect to be put on the air. There’s too much at stake when one wrong report can produce devastating consequences.
The Two Keys to Newscasting Success
That’s because, in addition to your natural interest in news, you’re going to need two additional things to succeed as a newscaster:
1) Technical skills, including
- Vocal development
- News gathering and evaluation
- Interviewing abilities
- Journalistic standards, and
- Broadcast procedures such as intros, teasers, outros, and time utilization
2) Insider contacts in the broadcasting industry.
Recent research shows that 64% of new broadcasting hires occurred because contacts alerted current broadcasting employees to job opportunities and recommended them to hiring managers.
Because in broadcasting, the classic saying, “it’s not only what you know, it’s WHO you know,” is true.
Two Ways to Learn Newscasting
The well known brick and mortar broadcasting schools can teach you technical newscaster skills, but they’re not likely to provide insider contacts. That’s because they operate on isolated campuses outside the world of working radio. So is there a way to obtain both skills and contacts?
Yes! That’s where Broadcasters Mentoring Group (BMG) comes in.
We pair you with a working newscaster, news reporter or news anchor in an actual radio station you help choose, right in your own locale. There’s no need to commute or relocate to another city.
And BMG training has no set start date or class times. You and your mentor set whatever schedule works for you. No need to quit a present job. (In fact, 90% of our students continue working while they learn.)
Making Contacts Happen
In as few as six months, your mentor teaches you the skills you will be required to know. You’ll learn in a one-on-one environment, which is the most effective form of learning.
But just as important, the professionals in your chosen station get to know you and watch you develop. And, if you do your work diligently, they begin to have a stake in your success.
Then, if you train well, when a job opens (perhaps right in your station,) don’t be surprised if they alert you to it and recommend you for hiring. Plus, each local professional is likely to have a network of contacts of their own, greatly extending your reach in finding opportunities.
Most Effective Program, Lowest Cost
BMG also offers another huge advantage: Our tuition is 50-60% lower than the brick or mortar schools and tremendously lower than a college communications degree. And financing is available.
Put it all together
Only BMG provides both skills and contacts, does it locally and on your schedule, and has the lowest cost of any broadcast training program. The only thing missing is you taking the first step to get started by contacting us to learn more. There’s no cost or obligation to do so.
As they say on newsradio, “the news won’t wait.” Neither should you.
Click here to find out more and decide whether our three month radio broadcasting training program, or six month radio broadcasting training program is the best fit for your learning style, schedule, and budget. Call us or use the form below to contact us today.