TV Presenter

TV presenters introduce and host programmes, interview people and report on issues and events.

Average salary (per year)


Typical hours (a week)

45 - 47

You could work

Variable (including bank holidays)

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day duties you may have to:

  • work on live or pre-recorded programmes
  • meet with the production team to go through the running order
  • be briefed by researchers, or prepare your own scripts, links and interview questions
  • rehearse
  • present your show, read from an autocue, interview guests or work with a studio audience
  • react to instructions given to you through an earpiece by the director or floor manager
  • go through several ‘takes’ if necessary