OCCUPATION THESAURUS

RADIO DJ



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Radio, or broadcast, DJs work for community or college radio stations. We mostly associate them with music, but DJs can be hired for any type of radio show, including those that focus on sports, news, politics, pop culture, or another specific area of interest.  Either way, the DJ is the one that does the talking between songs or clips. If the station does provide music to its listeners, the DJ may have some say in what's being played, or those decisions could be made by the station higher-ups. While most DJs are employed by a station, some are self-employed, recording their shows on their own and pitching them to stations.

As budgets shrink and the industry becomes more automated, DJs are required to do more than play music and talk on air. They also may need to take on the social media promotion, do live events in the community, create content, or help with sales for the station.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Some stations require only a high school diploma, but most are looking for DJs with a bachelor's degree in communications, broadcast journalism, or a similar field. Experience can always be gained by volunteering at a college station or even working on a high school station. Because of the amount of technology involved, it also helps to have training or expertise in this area.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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