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Media Presenters (News Anchor/ Announcer)

Descriptions & Duties

  • Media Presenters (News Anchor/ Announcer) present news reports, commercial messages and sports on radio or television. Conduct interviews and act as compere of information & current affairs or relevant news programmes.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge in communication and media

Media Presenters should know about broadcast journalism, media production, communication, media ethics and editorial writing. He/She would require good reporting skills and excellent oral and communication skills in order to carry out duties in a tight schedule such as presenting news stories or covering breaking news.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • generally have a bachelor's degree in journalism, media, communications, business administration, finance, economics, translation or related disciplines


  • at least 2 to 5 years' relevant experience

Other specific requirements

  • Familiar with and sensitive to financial news and current affairs; Work under pressure and tight timeline

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $20,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary >$50,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 3-13

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 14-27

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 28-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-39

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 40-44

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Media Presenters (News Anchor/ Announcer) usually work in studios and have to work under tight, hectic and challenging schedules. May work in shift, irregular hours, or during weekends or holidays.


  • Audio mixing consoles - Mixing desks
  • Audio turntable - Record turntables
  • Digital voice recorders - Digital audio recorders
  • Earphone - Earpieces
  • Headphones - Headsets
  • Media control systems - Audio control consoles; Audio playback equipment
  • Microphone stand - Microphone stands
  • Microphones - Headset microphones
  • Special purpose telephones - Multi-line telephone systems
  • Touch screen monitors - Touch screen computer monitors
  • Visual presenters - Teleprompters

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