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Radio and Television Program Directors
All radio and television stations, cable television systems, and regional and national networks employ program directors or have other employees whose duties include programming. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in broadcasting is expected to increase 7 percent through 2018, slower than the average of 11 percent growth for all industries combined. This slow growth rate is attributed to industry consolidation, introduction of new technologies, greater use of prepared programming, and competition from other media.