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Media and Entertainment

Summary 
Media and entertainment employees work to arrange events and schedule activities across a given area. They need to be able to design and assist in the development of new ideas to ensure they are both entertaining and profitable.

Please match in this collective family all specialised Media and Entertainment jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the sub-families below. General competencies for this family will be shown. 

A selection of family-specific Benchmark Job Matches is available and can be selected manually. The availability of benchmark job matches depends on the survey vendor chosen.

Summary
Journalists research and write or produce features, articles, interviews and other related deliverables for newspapers, magazines, news stations or online publications. They may work independently or as part of a team of editors and other reporters. They often analyse trends and current developments in their covered area.

Core Duties

  • Conducting research to uncover interesting and significant news
  • Gathering, corroborating and interpreting data
  • Interviewing key persons to obtain more information

Synonyms or related job titles

News Analyst, Reporter and Journalist


1. Broadcast Journalism

Summary

The broadcast journalist will report live or pre-film interviews or shows on the radio or for television. They may be putting together a package of recorded material for a bulletin or documentary, or they may have to report live from the scene of a major incident as it unfolds. The broadcast journalist will display the application to incorporate modern online reporting into their work and sync their presentation of the production to suit demand.

Typical Activities

  • Recording interviews - in person, or through telephone or studio links - and sometimes conducting them live.
  • Speaking directly to camera or tape or microphone.
  • Finding appropriate images or sounds - either by recording fresh material or retrieving them from library stock.
2. Digital Journalism

Summary

Digital journalists research and write or produce features, articles, interviews and other related deliverables for online newspapers, magazines, news stations or other internet-based formats like newsletters. In some cases, they are involved with the design and production of web pages, digital audio, and video. They may work independently or as part of a team of editors and other reporters. They often analyse trends and current developments in their covered area.

Typical Activities

  • Report interesting facts and news items by following the approaches of open-source reporting, distributed reporting, as well as traditional reporting.
  • Report news items in a concise, organized, and effective manner.
  • Use various multimedia elements like graphics, sound, animation, and motion video to supplement and enhance the quality of digital work on each story or link.
3. Editorial Planning

Summary

An editorial planner will plan, coordinate, revise, or edit written material. They may review proposals and drafts for possible publication and read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication. The editorial planner must verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources whilst also copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.

Typical Activities

  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
4. Other Journalism Disciplines

Summary

Please match in this collective family all specialized Journalism jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the above-mentioned families. Competencies from the parent family will be shown. A selection of parent family-specific Benchmark Job Matches is available and can be selected manually. The availability of benchmark job matches depends on the survey vendor chosen.

Typical Activities

  • Write well-constructed articles based on reliable information.
  • Research materials and fact-checking data.
  • Show up at press releases and other related events.
5. Print Journalism

Summary

Print Journalists research and write or produce features, articles, interviews and other related deliverables for newspapers, magazines, or other printed publications. They may work independently or as part of a team of editors and other reporters. They often analyse trends and current developments in their covered area. 

Typical Activities

  • Report to areas where news is being made and give a tacit and correct, objective report of the same. 
  • Ensure that his news is correct and factual, as he has a greater responsibility to the society they belong to.
  • Working under harsh conditions and frequent travel to remote locations.

Please match in this collective family all specialised Media Production jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the sub-families below. General competencies for this family will be shown. 

A selection of family-specific Benchmark Job Matches is available and can be selected manually. The availability of benchmark job matches depends on the survey vendor chosen.


1. Audio and Sound Engineering

Summary

Audio and sound engineers set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.

Typical Activities

  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.
  • Compress, digitize, duplicate, and store audio and video data.
  • Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.

Synonyms or related job titles

Sound Engineering Technician, Audio Engineer, Audio Operator, Mastering Engineer, Mixer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer, Sound Editor, Sound Engineer, Sound Technician, Studio Engineer

2. Broadcast Presentation

Summary

Broadcast presenters provide the public voice or face to a wide range of broadcast television and radio shows with the purpose of offering entertainment and/or information. They must organise meetings, interviews and schedules whilst operating technical equipment, such as television or radio ‘desks’ when on air. Broadcast presenters meet with programme directors/producers to discuss programmes/shows and often provide programme links and review newly released books, films, music etc.

Typical Activities

  • Undertake relevant background research.
  • Interview guests via the telephone or in person.
  • Writing and rehearsing scripts.

Synonyms or related job titles

Anchor, Announcer, Broadcast Presenter, Radio Disc Jockey

3. Broadcasting Operations

Summary

Broadcasting operations staff handle the day to day operation of the multiple production studios and master control facility. They develop staff training, maintain quality control of on-air products and work with distribution partners to ensure content is delivered timely and correctly. They may also be required to develop operations budget for staffing and production needs, work with other departments to develop and improve production, graphics, engineering and content functions and processes.

Typical Activities

  • Work with creative director to improve content look, efficiency and implementation on air.
  • Work with engineering to ensure proper functioning of systems, IT, transmission and facilities.
  • Work with content partners to make sure transmission, and file delivery meets their needs.

Synonyms or related job titles

Broadcast Technician, Audio Engineer, Board Operator, Broadcast Engineer, Broadcast Maintenance Engineer, Broadcast Operations Engineer, Broadcast Technician, Control Operator, Production Engineer

4. Camera Operations

Summary

A television camera operator works with digital, electronic and film cameras and produces pictures for directors by combining the use of complex technology with creative visual skills. Work activities vary greatly depending on the type of programme. Camra operatives will work on studio or outside broadcast programmes, television dramas, commercials, documentaries, current affair and news, and whether the camera operator is using one of several cameras or a portable single camera (PSB).

Typical Activities

  • Practising the camera moves required for pre-arranged shots.
  • Taking sole responsibility in situations where only one camera operator is involved in the filming.
  • Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment prior to filming, which may include tripods, monitors, lighting, cables and leads, and headphones.

Synonyms or related job titles

Camera Operator, Cameraman, Master Control Operator (MCO), News Videographer, Production Technician, Studio Camera Operator, Television News Photographer, Videographer

5. Costume and Wardrobe

Summary

The costume and wardrobe team are key members of the production, assisting 

management with all aspects of making, sourcing and maintaining costumes, and supervising the costume requirements of allocated projects, productions and events across the year. The post holder will also be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day running of the wardrobe department, deputising for the manager in their absence.

Typical Activities

  • Ensure that Wardrobe facilities and equipment are maintained in good working order. 
  • Store and maintain all costumes and materials in an organised system. 
  • Maintain all newly purchased or donated costumes.
6. Film and Video Editing

Summary

The film and video editor will assemble recorded footage into a finished project that matches the director's vision and is suitable for broadcasting. They will be able to bring sight and sound together in order to tell a cohesive story and continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.

 

Typical Activities

  • Manipulating and editing film pieces in a way that is invisible to the audience.
  • Taking a brief to grasp production team’s needs and specifications.
  • Reviewing shooting script and raw material to create a shot decision list based on scenes’ value and contribution to continuity.

Synonyms or related job titles

Cutter, Editor, Film Editor, News Editor, News Video Editor, News Videotape Editor, Non-Linear Editor, Online Editor, Tape Editor, Television News Video Editor, Video Editor

7. Lighting

Summary

Lighting technicians work across all types of programmes and may cover productions inside studios or outside on location. The lighting team's work is crucial, as lighting creates the right atmosphere to set a scene and evoke an audience's response. They will usually work in a team, as technicians generally have to carry out heavy lifting and may need to work at heights to correctly position the lighting. The work demands technical and creative skills to follow instructions that ensure the desired production lighting is achieved.

Typical Activities

  • Operate and maintain equipment during the shoot.
  • Change lighting between shots, as necessary.
  • Programme and operate lighting consoles.

Synonyms or related job titles

Lighting Technician

8. Make-Up and Hairdressing

Summary

Media production make-up artists and hairdressing stylists provide styling services to actors, anchorpersons, or guests in media productions. Faced with a brief, they need to tailor their art according to the story, setting and characterisation they may have as a stimulus. They must also have a technical understanding of lighting and photography in order to gauge how these can affect, or be affected by, their make-up choices.

Typical Activities

  • Conducting hair styling services to performers and other media personalities.
  • Providing make-up services to the guests, crew and on-screen talent.
  • Teaching and mentoring students and/or interns looking for experience.

Synonyms or related job titles

Makeup Artist, Hairdresser

9. Media Programming and Scheduling

Summary

The media programming and scheduling team directs and coordinates activities of broadcast personnel. They are responsible for scheduling programmes and event coverage, coordinating with other departments, working with directors and production staff and assessing the length and content of broadcast.

Typical Activities

  • Analysing viewing figures
  • Spotting viewing trends and patterns on every scheduled show

Plan and schedule programming in advance that fits in with advertising and trend

10. Other Media Production Disciplines

Summary

The other media production disciplines will be required to assist with the production and direction of stage, television, radio, video, or film productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. They may have some responsibility for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

Typical Activities

  • Write and edit news stories from information collected by reporters and other sources.
  • Plan details such as framing, composition, camera movement, sound, and actor movement for each shot or scene.
  • Communicate to actors the approach, characterization, and movement needed for each scene in such a way that rehearsals and takes are minimized.
11. Set Design

Summary

Production/set Designers are responsible for the visual concept of a film, television or theatre production. They will realise a design style for sets, locations, graphics, props, lighting, camera angles and costumes, while working closely with the director and producer. Set designers need to plan and monitor the design budget and provide scale drawings or models for studio or theatre sets. 

Typical Activities

  • Researching, estimating and preparing a property list.
  • Attending progress meetings, rehearsals and filming to advise on visual presentation.
  • Presenting ideas to others involved in the production, such as actors and camera operators.
12. Special Effects

Summary

Special effects technicians are responsible for creating the effects on screen in a movie, theater, television or multimedia production. The main task of a special effects technician is to work with the director to produce the effects for a particular shot. This may include manipulating arms for specialized puppets, pumping blood, operating servos for remotely moving objects, or manning a rain machine.

Typical Activities

  • Ensure the safe planning, implementation and clean-up of all effects on set.
  • Reset the effect so it's ready for another take.
  • Be responsible for more mundane effects such as rain or fog.
13. Various Creative Arts Disciplines

Summary

The various creative arts disciplines involve a number of key proactive expectations including adhering to brand guidelines when applicable and be part of ensuring they are kept relevant and up to date. They will oversee all design projects, from conception to delivery and take part in establishing the scope, specifications and requirements for each job when required. The various creative arts disciplines must aim to have broad commercial awareness of each brand and their customer at all times.

Typical Activities

  • Look to improve creative quality efficiencies through smarter working practices in the team.
  • Work closely with the brand and marketing teams, building strong relationships.
  • Confidently present design concepts to the client, wider stakeholders and senior management.

Synonyms or related job titles

Draftsman, Illustrator, Painter, Photographer, Sculpturer

14. Various Performing Arts Disciplines

Summary

Performing Arts staff play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or film productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. They interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, body movement - including dancing and singing - to entertain or inform their audience. As well as perform, they may also produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or film productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

Typical Activities

  • Attend auditions and casting calls to audition for roles.
  • Choose settings and locations and determine how scenes will be shot.
  • Compile scripts, program notes, and other material related to productions.

Synonyms or related job titles

Dancer, Musician, Singer, Actor, Actress, Movie Director

15. Video Engineering

Summary

Video engineering staff will set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to acquire, edit, and transmit audio and video for radio or television programs. Control and adjust incoming and outgoing broadcast signals to regulate sound volume, signal strength, and signal clarity. Operate satellite, microwave, or other transmitter equipment to broadcast radio or television programs.

Typical Activities

  • Maintain programming logs as required by station management and governmental bodies such as the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  • Observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.

Synonyms or related job titles

Audio and Video Technician, Audio Technician, Audio Visual Specialist (AV Specialist), Audio Visual Technician (AV Technician), Media Technician, Operations Technician, Stagehand, Video Technician

Please match in this collective family all specialized Media and Entertainment jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the above-mentioned families. Competencies from the parent family will be shown. A selection of parent family-specific Benchmark Job Matches is available and can be selected manually. The availability of benchmark job matches depends on the survey vendor chosen.

Summary

Please match in this collective family all specialized video games jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the sub-families below. General competencies for this family will be shown. A selection of family-specific Benchmark Job Matches is available and can be selected manually. The availability of benchmark job matches depends on the survey vendor chosen.


1. Other Video Game Disciplines

Please match in this collective family all specialized Video Games jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the above-mentioned families. Competencies from the parent family will be shown. A selection of parent family-specific Benchmark Job Matches is available and can be selected manually. The availability of benchmark job matches depends on the survey vendor chosen.

2. Video Game Art

Summary

Video game art designers play a key role in every stage of the creation of a video game, from formulating concepts to supervising production. They work with 2-D and 3-D artists, animators, modelers, and other artistic staff to coordinate all the visual images used in a game. Video game art designers supervise both in-house and off-site staff, handle management issues, and oversee the entire artistic production process.

Typical Activities

  • Model and texture characters and objects to achieve the desired result.
  • Sketch out preliminary designs.
  • Turn the chosen sketches into 2 or 3D computer graphics.
3. Video Game Design

Summary

Video game designers will design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

Typical Activities

  • Balance and adjust gameplay experiences to ensure the critical and commercial success of the product.
  • Provide feedback to designers and other colleagues regarding game design features.
  • Create core game features, including storylines, role-play mechanics, and character biographies for a new video game or game franchise.
4. Video Game Level Design

Summary

The video game level designer is responsible for creating different levels and challenges for players. Once a level designer is assigned to a project, he or she will probably work on the same level from the design stage through to completion. Each level must be planned in detail, as well as modelled so that the environment is laid out in detail.

Typical Activities

  • Responsible for adding characters.
  • Receive information from the 3D artists, who provide the graphics to be used in the game.
  • Planning, programming, designing, and testing.
5. Video Game Localisation

Summary

The video game localisation officer will make sure that the game is free from any spelling, or grammatical errors, assess cultural appropriateness of the game and confirm that the text and images correspond with each other.

Typical Activities

  • Review the tone and style of the text.
  • Ensure that translation is accurate and free from any terminology inconsistencies.
  • Make sure that text is not cut or misplaced.
6. Video Game Production

Summary

The video game producers are the liaison between the creative side of video game development, and the business side of marketing and selling the final product. They oversee all steps and processes needed in the creation of a video game, including the hiring, training, and management of staff.

Typical Activities

  • Checking to see that progress is proceeding according to plan.
  • Making sure that the project stays within its budget.
  • Shopping around the final product to potential game distributors.
7. Video Game Programming

Summary

The video game programmer will create, modify, and test the code and scripts that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software and web developers or other individuals. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Typical Activities

  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.
  • Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment.
  • Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes.
8. Video Game Publishing

Summary

Game publishers are to ensure that a game gets made. The fundamental that come together are their responsibility and their priority is that a finished game meets a developer’s standards and vision before distribution deadlines. 

Typical Activities

  • Make business focused decisions.
  • Providing support to a developer or studio.
  • Manage all the additional work involved in publicizing.
9. Video Game Sound Engineering

Summary

The video game sound engineer is charged with making the game and its characters come to life. By adding background music, as well as giving the characters a voice, computer and video games become an entertainment experience, not just a hobby. The sound engineer also adds other kinds of sounds to the game. They are responsible for making the game more interesting by making sure that sound effects are appropriately included in the game.

Typical Activities

  • Make sure that the game has the correct audio to fit its tone and story line.
  • Create just the right sound effect for a game.
  • May need to edit and mix the sounds when working on a game project.
10. Video Game Testing

Summary

Video game testers examine new or modified video game applications to evaluate whether or not they perform at the desired level. Testers also verify that different tasks and levels within a game function properly and progress in a consistent manner. Their work entails trying to find glitches in games and sometimes crashing the game completely. Testers keep very close track of the combinations they enter so that they can replicate the situation in order to remedy it

Typical Activities

  • Offer opinions on the user-friendliness of video and computer games.
  • Report in detail both verbally and in writing to supervisors any problems or suggestions.
  • Act as quality assurance testers who specialise in testing video games.