Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Newspapers, Web sites, broadcast television, and radio programs are an important source of general information about people and events in the Army National Guard. Broadcast journalists are involved in writing, producing, and presenting digital and broadcast news, entertainment, and music programming.
In the Army National Guard, these duties are generally performed by the Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist. Public Affairs Broadcast Specialists are primarily responsible for participating in and supervising the operation of radio or television broadcast teams or the Armed Forces Radio Television Service. Public Affairs Broadcast Specialists learn how to operate a video camera, program a disc jockey show, and put on a live-to-tape television newscast in all positions (anchor, control room operator, director, and camera person).
Plus, you'll be building a better future. The skills you learn as a Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist will help prepare you for a future with wire services, and radio and television stations. You'll be qualified to pursue a career as a journalist, newscaster, disc jockey, writer, director, producer, editor, or correspondent.
Earn while you learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and up to 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of both classroom and field work.
Requires military enlistment. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Retirement benefits for part-time service
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
401(k)-type savings plan
Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
Healthcare Benefits Available
High School Diploma or GED
Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend. Programs and benefits are subject to change.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.