AFTRA”s Seventh Annual Broadcast Mentoring Program

23 02 2012

AFTRA”s Seventh Annual Broadcast Mentoring Program

Please call me at 212-863-4294 or e-mail me at


The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national

labor union representing over 70,000 performers, journalists, and other artists working in the entertainment news media, would like to extend an invitation to your students to take part in a free mentoring program for future broadcasters.


AFTRA represents people in different types of positions, including that of

broadcasting on many of the television and radio stations you listen to in the New York metropolitan area. It has been from colleges and universities like yours that our members have learned the skills and acquired the knowledge which helped them navigate through the broadcasting industry. To show our appreciation of these academic programs, we would like to offer the opportunity for your broadcast/journalism/communications students to learn from professionals in the fields which they plan to enter. Seminars will be held on March 24 & April 21, 2012 on Saturday afternoons at AFTRA.


Our Mentoring Program will include two seminars with members of AFTRA in

various aspects of broadcasting including news reporting, sports, weather, and radio disc jockeys. Topics will include discussions about the union, the industry, issues and changes in the industry, a discussion of resume do’s and don’ts, how to find a job in broadcasting and mentor critiquing of student’s already prepared resumes and demo reels (DVD & flash drive).


We are looking to you and your faculty to encourage your students who are

interested in being a performer in broadcasting to take part in the program. We are hoping that this year’s program can establish a relationship with your university so that we can host more mentoring programs in the years to come.


Thank you for your assistance. Please call me at 212-863-4294 or e-mail me at if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting with your students.




Helen Martinez

Broadcast Assistant – New York Local Broadcasting Department




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