Career Field: Arts, Communications, Media and Design

Enlisted i Enlisted service members make up the majority of the Military and perform much of the hands-on work. Broadcast News Analysts


The Military publishes newspapers and broadcasts television and radio programs for its personnel and the public. These services are an important source of general information about people and events in the Military. Broadcast journalists and newswriters write and present news programs, web-based programming, music programs, and radio talk shows.
  • Service Branches

    The following Services offer this career:
    ArmyArmy NavyNavy

    Service members currently in this role:

    Note: Keep in mind that there is no guarantee service members will receive their first choice for a career, as the Services determine where each individual's skills are needed most at the time.
  • Work Environment

    Broadcast journalists and newswriters work in broadcasting studios on land or aboard ships, or sometimes outdoors, depending upon the research needed for their articles.
  • Military Training

    Job training consists of classroom instruction. Course content typically includes:
    • Newswriting and research
    • Newspaper format and layout
    • Photojournalism (writing news stories featuring pictures)
    • Radio and television programming and production

Other careers in this field

Officer i Officers are the managers of the Military, planning and directing operations or acting in professional roles in fields such as law and medicine.

Related Civilian Careers

  • Broadcast Journalists
  • Newswriters
  • Newscasters
  • Disc Jockeys
  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Correspondents