Broadcasting Editor



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What is a Broadcasting Editor?

A Broadcasting Editor is someone who edits programming for television or radio, such as news stories.

Broadcasting Editors make the final decisions on what material is reported on television or radio.

Broadcast Editors must keep up with current issues and know what will make a good story. 

Depending on the broadcasting agency, Broadcasting Editors have the responsibility to present balanced and un-biased coverage of issues.

What does a Broadcasting Editor do?

  • selecting the most relevant and newsworthy material for broadcasting
  • listening to story ideas from journalists
  • editing reports from correspondents and reporters
  • editing stories and interiews for the most interesting/best sound bites for allotted time slots

Are you … ?

  • someone with excellent communication skills?
  • a problem solver?
  • organised?
  • able to work under stress and deadlines?
  • detail oriented?
  • a multi-tasker?
  • able to work independently?
  • interested in journalism?

How do I become a Broadcasting Editor?


Offers online certificate courses, one of which is Broadcast Journalism.


Offers a National Diploma in Journalism

Subject Requirements: English – 4, Additional subjects – Any five other subjects (including Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy) with a final score of 18. 


Degree: Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies degree (BJourn)
Rhodes University

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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Journalist, Author/Writer … or … Sports Commentator/Announcer

Is becoming a Broadcasting Editor the right career choice for me?