Getting the News out every hour 365 days a year takes a team of dedicated professionals to make it happen. These following ten roles are integral to ensuring that viewers receive the best quality breaking news from around the world as it happens.
This person is responsible for recruiting and training all journalist staff. He/she also ensures that news quality and on-air standards are maintained which involves overseeing the editorial operation.
The Sky News Australia EP manages a team of six journalist/producers and is responsible for all material that is broadcast when that team is on duty. This means assigning particular stories to team members and maintaining quality control throughout the production process.
Under the direction of their team's Executive Producer, Journalist/Producers write and edit all news stories. Then, they prepare it for production and supervise each bulletin on air as it is broadcast. Sometimes, Journalist/Producers carry out basic video editing work of their stories themselves.
This person's role is to go out to the scene of happening news and compile reports on it. They work with Sky News camera teams or with teams from the Seven and Nine Networks, or in some cases, they also operate cameras themselves.
Presenters are qualified Senior Journalists whose role is to read the live news bulletins and conduct live interviews as required.
Video Editors are responsible for manipulating incoming raw material and assembling it into a form suitable for broadcast. They work in conjunction with Journalist/Producers who write the words for the items. These operators also create graphic material such as maps or diagrams for use in our bulletins.
This person is in charge of the actual on-air production of the news bulletin. The director has responsibility for the total look and sound of the production. He or she cuts between cameras and integrates all the elements that are part of a Sky News bulletin.
At the director's call, this person is responsible for ensuring that all graphic and text information is correctly composed and integrated and that all prepared items are ready for broadcast as required.
The technical director is responsible for lighting, for overall technical standards and for ensuring that all live incoming items - such as interviews, are correctly set up and ready for broadcast.
This person is responsible for all sound elements of a news bulletin - including the presenters' microphones and the recorded sound on all news inserts.