Specific duties of television presenters are determined by their employer. Television presenters may specialize in specific areas of announcing, such as children's programmes, news, sports or the weather and, obviously, need to be familiar with their chosen areas.
Between programmes, they may be required to advertise forthcoming productions, make promotional and public announcements and identify the station. Some presenters introduce live programmes, while others announce pre-recorded or filmed programmes.
Television announcers and presenters work under bright, hot lights in front of cameras. Presenters may also be required to make appearances in the community for charity, social and community events. They are required to work irregular hours in shifts.
Some television presenters also develop, create, record and produce special television programmes.
Schooling & School Subjects
An appropriate Degree or Diploma in Drama or Speech and Drama - RU, US, UP, UCT, UKZN, UFS, Wits.
Diploma: N.Dip: Drama - DUT, TUT, Northlink
Television presenters also receive in-service training.
Candidates must pass an audition for the post of presenter.
The following are important in an audition:
National Television and Video Association of South Africa (NTVA)
P O Box 16140
Tel: (021) 424-7575 Fax: (021) 424-7580
SABC Recruitment Department
M-Net Recruitment Department
eTv Recruitment Department