Media Technical Directors/Managers


Also called : Broadcast Director, News Technical Director, Newscast Director, Operations Director, Production Director, Production Manager, Studio Director, Technical Director

What they do


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

On the job, one would


    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.

    • Telecommunications
      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    SKILLS


    • Quality Control Analysis
      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    • Systems Analysis
      Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

    • Systems Evaluation
      Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

    • Instructing
      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Operation and Control
      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    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.

    • Problem Sensitivity
      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Leadership
      Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Customer relationship management CRM software

    • Data base management system software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Development environment software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Graphics or photo imaging software

    • Information retrieval or search software

    • Music or sound editing software

    • Object or component oriented development software

    • Office suite software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Considerable Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Four-year bachelor degree

    • Experience

      A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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