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Broadcast Journalist

Overview: Broadcast Journalist personnel record, document and produce Air Force Reserve related radio and television material for commercial and armed forces networks. These members have to be multi-talented as they also write and edit copy and serve as on-camera performers and announcers on news, sports and other programs. 

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Prepare informational materials for use on commercial media and Armed Forces Radio and Television (AFRT) 
  • Produce radio and television scripts, narrations, spot announcements and news/sports broadcasts 
  • Maintains liaison with civilian media  
  • Review all copy and materials for host country sensitivities before airing  
  • Maintain archive library and ensure appropriate accessioning of media   
  • Perform as talent in AFRT programs, including as disc jockey, newscaster and announcer


  • High school diploma or GED is mandatory. Courses in creative arts and communications are advantageous.
  • Favorable evaluation of a voice audition 
  • Absence of any speech impediment and ability to read aloud and speak distinctly 
  • Possess valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles   
  • Normal color vision
  • ASVAB score of 72 on General


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

Related Civilian Occupation:

  • Radio and Television Announcers  
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians