Job roles in TV There are a vast amount of websites available for people to apply for a job role in TV. There is also the opportunity for employers to find and recruit newcomers. The systems works in a way where individuals upload their CV and details and then receive information about jobs suited to them. Employs can enter the details about the type of people or criteria they are looking for then they will be presented with a list of people that have applied for similar job types.
Job roles in Film Filmmaking is a very complex business. Including a lot of different skills - First there is the task of coming up with an idea, then writing the script, Next is the financing, casting, crew, preparation and shooting, etc. To help UK films thrive on the best talent with the highest level of skills, companies fund a range of schemes targeting new entrants and the existing workforce across the industry. Schemes are funded that are already delivering what the industry needs and run bursaries to make it easier for freelancers to get the training they want.
Management Some Jobs in Management in the Media Industry Brand Manager- People who work in brand management could be a junior assistant or take on a managers position. They are responsible for conveying the correct brand image to consumers to improve sales. Direction - Within the film industry, the Direction department is a subset of a larger occupational group referred to as 'Production'. The Director is the driving creative force in a film's production, and acts as the crucial link between the production, technical and creative teams. Marketing Executive Manager - People Working in marketing, in junior executives to management are responsible for promoting products ad services to increase consumer awareness to boost sales. Marketing includes many job roles including: research, public relations, branding, communications and advertising.
Marketing Executive Manager Duties will vary, depending on the size of a marketing department and specific responsibilities, but may include: monitoring and analysing market trends, creating new marketing ideas, working alongside creative agencies, overseeing the creative production of marketing campaigns, writing copy and signing off visuals and advertising concepts, monitoring sales figures to gauge the success of marketing campaigns. Most marketing people have a standard working week. As with many creative jobs, they may be expected to work additional hours to ensure tight deadlines are met. Attending meetings and trade shows may require some travel, possibly internationally. A marketing manager should have: excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts and enthusiasm and creative insight. The ability to work in a team setting and respond well to pressure is key, aswell as an understanding about what motivates people. All industry sectors employ marketing teams. Jobs, particularly those in marketing agencies, are generally concentrated around major cities. Marketing is a popular area of work, so competition for junior and management positions can be intense. Jobs are usually published in industry magazines as well as the national media and on specialist websites. There are no set entry routes into marketing. Typically, people join as marketing assistants/executives before progressing into more senior positions. Many large companies also offer graduate marketing programmes. Due to high competition for jobs, graduates, especially those with marketing, creative or business studies- orientated degrees, may be at an advantage. The Diploma in retail business may be relevant for this area of work.
Creative The creative department has a lot of important roles, some of which are explained below; Writer – A writer key base of a media publication as they write the scripts for the publications to be produced. Illustrator- they develop their ideas and produce original visual images for products and publications Graphic designer – They produce designs that get their messages across with high visual impact. Costume Department - Work in the Costume Department is divided between two 'wardrobes': the 'Making Wardrobe' and the 'Running Wardrobe’ They acquire outfits for the actors.
Editorial Editor– Film Editors assemble footage of feature films, television shows, documentaries, and industrials into a seamless end product. They manipulate plot, sound, and graphics to refine the overall story so it is continuous and enjoyable. On some films, the film Editor is chosen before cast members; people in Hollywood recognisethat the skills of a good film Editor can save a middling film. In the same way directors use certain actors they appreciate over and over again, they also use film Editors they know and are comfortable with. Proof Reader – Performs a quality check on publication before they go to print. Title Designers - Design the opening titles for films, the captions that appear in the film giving details of time, place for example and the end cards and moving roller listing all members of cast and crew.
Technical Lighting – Within the lighting department there are a lot of job roles; Director of photography - The job of the Director of Photography or Cinematographer is to give a film its unique visual identity or look. Gaffer - Gaffers are in charge of all the electrical work on a production, leading the team of technicians who install the lighting equipment and arrange the power supply in order to create the designed lighting effects. Best Boy - Best Boys co-ordinate the team of Lighting Technicians, and deal with all the logistics and paperwork relating to the role. Lighting technician - Lighting Technicians help to provide the relevant lighting and power supply for a film, either on a studio set, or on location. Console Operator is one of the roles within the Lighting Department in which a fully qualified Electrician or Lighting Technician may choose to specialise.
Research Market research executive – Market researchers try to find out what people think and how they behave and why. Market Research Interviewer – Collects information on peoples attitudes and experiences. They conduct interviews with people and record their responses to give. Research in TV - Researchers may be briefed by Producers or other decision makers about programme ideas and carry out further development. Alternatively, they may produce original programme ideas for consideration by Producers, broadcasters, production companies, or other decision makers. They identify relevant data, contributors, locations or archive material etc. collate and assess information from various sources, and ensure that legal, compliance and copyright requirements are met.
Organisational Oraganisation in the Media Industry is Key: There are a lot of priorities apart from filming. The job roles below are some examples of organisation in Media. Account executives – Are employed by advertising agencies and act as the main point of contact between the agencies and client. Advertising Account Planner – Set the communication strategy for advertising and marketing campaigns. It is their job to understand the consumers their clients are trying to reach. They define the goals and objectives and plan how a campaign might best trigger a response from the target audience. Advertising Media Planners – Identify the best mix of media channels to deliver an advertising message to a clients target audience. Media channels can include radio, cinema, press, television, the web and mobile communications.
Administrative Film Production Accountants need to understand the principles of accurate book-keeping and accountancy, and also those of the wider filmmaking process. They must have efficient numerical and organisational skills, as well as being good team-players, capable of communicating effectively with Financiers, Producers, Production Managers and other production office staff. Short films may employ a single Production Accountant to carry out the accountancy tasks, while on feature films there is usually a team of three or more Accountants. The accountancy section manages budgets, payrolls, taxes, insurance claims, and at the end of the production, closes the film down financially. The team must have a thorough knowledge of union, guild, tax, Health & Safety and other relevant Government regulations and legislation, and they are responsible for ensuring that bills are paid, and for maintaining financial records during production. In the UK, members of the Production Accounting team are also involved in the wider film making process, and are in regular communication with other members of the Production crew. As this is not the case in other countries, Production Accountants with UK film industry experience enjoy strong career prospects around the world.