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Media Technical Directors/Managers

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Set up and execute video transitions and special effects, such as fades, dissolves, cuts, keys, and supers, using computers to manipulate pictures as necessary.
    • 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.
    • Test equipment to ensure proper operation.
    • Train workers in use of equipment, such as switchers, cameras, monitors, microphones, and lights.
    • Act as liaisons between engineering and production departments.
    • Discuss filter options, lens choices, and the visual effects of objects being filmed with photography directors and video operators.
    • Collaborate with promotions directors to produce on-air station promotions.
    • Confer with operations directors to formulate and maintain fair and attainable technical policies for programs.
    • Schedule use of studio and editing facilities for producers and engineering and maintenance staff.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 52750/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 25.36/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,300
    • Yearly Projected Openings 220

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Dependability
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Video editors
    • Computer servers
    • Cassette players or recorders
    • Camera controllers
    • Audio mixing consoles

    Technology

    • Web page creation and editing software
    • Video creation and editing software
    • Operating system software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Development environment software

    Tags

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