Five tips for breaking into broadcast

Whether you want to stand in front of the camera or prefer to sit behind the microphone at a radio station, getting your break into the broadcasting can be challenging.

Where to start? What experience do you need and who can give you the right advice? The mere idea of starting out in this competitive industry may seem overwhelming.

Whether you are a journalism student or an aspiring broadcaster with no prior experience, here are five tips to help you get that dream job.

Tap into your community
One of the most common tips given by individuals who work in broadcasting is to use your community to gain experience.

Community radio, hospital radio, your local newspapers and magazines with multimedia options can provide you with an opportunity to gain skills that you can later apply in your broadcasting role