Media Technical Directors/Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.7% (as fast as the average)


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

News Technical Director, Production Director, Production Manager, Technical Director

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

VP Digital Media and Education ,


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

Technical Briefing Manager ,


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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