CAREER

Media Technical Directors/Managers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$76,400

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+10% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Media Technical Directors/Managers Do

Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.

Other Job Titles Media Technical Directors/Managers May Have

Broadcast Director, News Technical Director, Newscast Director, Operations Director, Production Director, Production Manager, Studio Director, Technical Director

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

VP Digital Media and Education ,

KQED

Lots of planning conversations with others. Both inside my organization and outside.

Technical Briefing Manager ,

AT&T

You'd walk into work and see ping pong tables, pool tables, foosball tables, a PS4 and an X-box One. You'd run a few calls, but spend most of the day preparing for next calls, managing timelines of projects, and creating communications that are delivered in response to projects. Be prepared to see every type of phone, tablet, and computer type imaginable.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Switch between video sources in a studio or on multi-camera remotes, using equipment such as switchers, video slide projectors, and video effects generators.
  • Observe pictures through monitors and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.
  • 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.
  • Operate equipment to produce programs or broadcast live programs from remote locations.

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