About This Career Path
Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.
Current Available Jobs
Projected job openings through 2024
Supervise and assign duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of radio and television programs.
Monitor broadcasts to ensure that programs conform to station or network policies and regulations.
Observe pictures through monitors and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.
Act as liaisons between engineering and production departments.
Test equipment to ensure proper operation.
Follow instructions from production managers and directors during productions, such as commands for camera cuts, effects, graphics, and takes.
Direct technical aspects of newscasts and other productions, checking and switching between video sources and taking responsibility for the on-air product, including camera shots and graphics.
Operate equipment to produce programs or broadcast live programs from remote locations.
Switch between video sources in a studio or on multi-camera remotes, using equipment such as switchers, video slide projectors, and video effects generators.
Set up and execute video transitions and special effects, such as fades, dissolves, cuts, keys, and supers, using computers to manipulate pictures as necessary.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Communications and Media
Computers and Electronics
Administration and Management
Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications