Broadcasting Careers

Goshen College Alumni

Here is a sampling of current positions held by GC alumni:

  • Afternoon Personality
  • Producer
  • Audio Engineer
  • News Director
  • Co-host of Morning Show
  • Business Reporter
  • Pastor
  • High School Teacher
  • Freelance Video Production

  • Copy Editor
  • Artistic/Technical Director
  • Professor of Communication
  • Senior Media Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Special Projects Producer
  • Videographer

Overview

Broadcasting involving the distribution of information through electronic mediums to an audience. The field of broadcasting combines many different aspects, including public speaking, ethical practices of communication, new technology, writing for media, cultural responses to communication methods, and investigative reporting, among others.

About the Coursework

Broadcasting students at Goshen College have numerous opportunities to apply their classroom learning and to test their vocational interests. Students can develop leadership skills in radio broadcasting at WGCS: The Globe and enhance their video production skills working with GC-TV: The Correspondent. In fact, GC was named the Television School of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015!

The Globe studios feature state-of-the-art digital and computer-based equipment with satellite connections; GC-TV also is equipped with digital and computer-based production and editing equipment.

Faculty members are especially attuned to contemporary ethical issues in communication fields and attempt to bring the college’s Christian orientation to bear on these issues.

Possible courses include:

  • Introduction to Radio
  • Writing for Media
  • Film
  • Media Law & Ethics
  • Broadcast Media Production
  • Power of Story
  • Broadcasting for the Public Good
  • TV News Reporting

For a full list of courses and requirements, refer to the course catalog.

Possible Career Paths

The possible career choices are broad for every major, and broadcasting alumni work successfully in many different careers. The list below provides several career options, but it is not exhaustive. Please note that some positions require additional education.

  • Audio Engineer
  • Broadcast Engineer/Instructor
  • Communications Specialist
  • Copy Editor
  • Designer
  • Film Librarian
  • Lighting Designer
  • Master Control Operator
  • Media Specialist
  • Music Director
  • News Anchor/Reporter

  • Program Director
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Radio Air Personality
  • Sports Director
  • Station Manager
  • Talk Show Host
  • Technical Director
  • Television Marketing Executive
  • Video Editor
  • Video Production Assistant
  • Videographer

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