Coordinates activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.
This career is part of the Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications cluster Performing Arts pathway.
A person in this career:
- Supervises and assigns duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of radio and television programs.
- Monitors broadcasts to ensure that programs conform to station or network policies and regulations.
- Observes pictures through monitors and directs camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.
- Acts as liaisons between engineering and production departments.
- Tests equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Schedules use of studio and editing facilities for producers and engineering and maintenance staff.
- Trains workers in use of equipment, such as switchers, cameras, monitors, microphones, and lights.
- Confers with operations directors to formulate and maintain fair and attainable technical policies for programs.
- Discusses filter options, lens choices, and the visual effects of objects being filmed with photography directors and video operators.
- Follows instructions from production managers and directors during productions, such as commands for camera cuts, effects, graphics, and takes.