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Technical Directors/Managers
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 2,210

Projected Annual Job Openings: 100

Typical Hourly Wage: $31.95 - $49.66

Typical Annual Salary: $66,500 - $103,300

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Follow instructions from production managers and directors during productions, such as commands for camera cuts, effects, graphics, and takes.
  • Supervise and assign duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of radio and television programs.
  • 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.
  • Monitor broadcasts to ensure that programs conform to station or network policies and regulations.
  • Observe pictures through monitors, and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.
  • Act as liaisons between engineering and production departments.
  • Operate equipment to produce programs or broadcast live programs from remote locations.
  • Test equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Switch between video sources in a studio or on multi-camera remotes, using equipment such as switchers, video slide projectors, and video effects generators.
  • Set up and execute video transitions and special effects such as fades, dissolves, cuts, keys, and supers, using computers to manipulate pictures as necessary.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Camera controllers
  • Computer servers
  • Notebook computers
  • Stage or projection or studio lighting system
  • Video editors

Technology:
  • Development environment software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Music or sound editing software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Video creation and editing software

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