There are many different jobs in the media. They are divided into two different groups such as the “Creative” side to the media and the “Non- Creative” side of the media. With the two different groups of media, the jobs are split up into different categories which are; Management, Financial , Editorial, Technical, Research, Creative, Adminis trative and Organisational . In this PowerPoint I will go through the jobs that go under the categories and show what some of the jobs involve.
Management in the media is the most important job. It is a process of getting people working together to achieve the objective which is set at the start. There are many different kinds of management in the media such as, production manager. The management team have a lot of planning and organising to do which then they get other people to do the jobs at hand. They have to think about the human, financial, technological and natural resources in there planning on how they are going to achieve there object which is set. Jobs Available: Accounts Manager Financial Controller Catering Manager Transport Manager Transport Department Manager Producer Casting Manager Location Manager Unit Nurse Sales agent
Producer is one of the main jobs in the production office side of the media industry. The Producer has the job of overall control of whatever the objective is. Lets say for example if it was a film that is been made the film Producer is the person who would bring the whole production team together and to tell them what needs doing, when and how long they have to do it. The Producer is in charge of the film which means they have to build a successful production team like, Screenwriter, Director, Finance Manager ect. Also in addition to this they have to turn the story ideas into cinematic entertainment for the audience to see. The Producer would have a day to day plan on what he/she wants doing that day. The producer is also the person who can change anything throughout the production side of the film to what they want as it is there film. Producer Wage:Film Producer could earn anything from £18,000 to £60,000 including bonus.
Any job in the financial management is very important job in the media and in management. The finance side of it includes keeping track on how much finance they have, what money is going to be saved, and if they need more money to lend. The financial management team need to keep a budget and keep a record on what money has been used and where. Jobs Available: Production Accounting Financial Controller Distributor Sales Agent Unit Publicist
What is Production Accounting ? Production accountants are people who work for production companies and keep a record of the money that is going out and keeping a book keeping of it. They have to be very good at numerical and organisation skills as this is what the job they do needs. There is normally a team of production accountants as there are a lot of different requirements for the job. They have to keep track of the budgets, payrolls, taxes, insurance clams and just make sure that the production company do not over spend. They need to make sure that the bills are paid on time and make sure the overall money is strong for the production company to make a profit after the costs.
Organisational is also another party of the management. Been some sort of organisational manage means you have to have the ability to manage people, objects and different kinds of projects. The organisational manage has to make sure that everything is running fine, people are meeting the deadlines and the work they are doing is perfect. They get put in charge of a group of people and have to make sure that the objective is completed on time and by the best of there ability. Jobs Available: Transport Manager Location Manager Casting Director Unit Publicist Unit Photographer
What is a Location Manager? The role that the location manager has in a production company is to find the ideal locations for each part of the film that they are creating. This is a very important job as the locations for a film could mean that the film fails or successes. This means that there is a lot of presser on the location manager to find the right places to shoot. The location manager will go out looking for the locations and then write an report for the producer and director to look at, as well as pictures and then the director and producer would say yes or no. It is not as easy as going out looking for a location and saying “we will film there”, because the location manager needs to take in account the cost of using the place to film, the vehicle access, parking, noise reduction and if there is anybody living near by, which if there is they would have a say in if they can or not. The location manager also has to think about the available power sources and facilities that are on location because of all the equipment that is used.
Administrative is also another important side to the management side of the media. Administration jobs is to make sure that the performance or management is working fine and the administrative make the major decisions. They organize people and resources to direct them towards getting there objectives. Jobs Available: Accounts Casting Health and Safety Locations Transport Catering
What is a Casting Director? Cast director’s job is to find actors for each of the roles in the film. The cast director would work close with the director and producer to find the right people for the job. Each of the roles that need to be filmed in the film would have a report on what they are like in the film and then the casting director would have to search and find the right actors for the job. The casting director would have to think about the experience of the actors that he is looking at and the ability of the actor. The higher the reputation and the higher the ability of the actor, the actors fees would go higher. This means that the casting director would have to take that in account when getting the right people for the job. The director and producer would set him or her a budget for the actors fees. The casting director would also have to see if the actor they want is available and not filming another film at the same time.
Creative side of the industry help in many ways. One of the ways they help is by creating the sets for each of the scenes in the film. They work along side the director and camera man to get the best shot for the film with the best set. There are many different jobs in the creative side of the creating of the films. Jobs Available: Direction: Film Director, First Assistant Director Production Office: Producer Casting: Casting Director Hair and Makeup: Chief makeup artist, Chief hair artist Camera: Operator Performing: Actor Music: Composer Script: Script Writer, Editor Costume: Costume designer/maker
Editing is an important process that the film goes through after been shot and finished filming. It can also be before the film has been filmed because there are people that editor the written parts such as scripts. Below are some of the jobs that you could get in the editing side of the production. Jobs Available: Editing Post Production Video Editor Assistant Video Editor Title Designer Second Assistant Video Editor Script Editor
Technical is another side of the production team which is very important. The technical jobs that are all around the technology side of the production such as making sure everything of the set is working and everything is set up and ready for filming. The cameras and lighting and the sound is all set up and ready to film. The director would work closely with the technical side as they know how they want it to look. Here is a few jobs that you could get in the technical side of the media. Jobs Available: Studio and Broadcast Technology: Transmission Engineer Production Sound: Production Sound Mixing, Boom Operator, Sound designer, music editor Camera: Camera Operator Lighting: Moving light operator, light operator
The research team are very important to the production team as they do research on the film that they are creating. They have to define research for knowledge, investigations and facts which will all help the production team in some way or another. Some of the jobs you could get in the research side are below. Jobs Available: Locations: Location manager, Assistant location Music: Composter Transport: Manager, Captain Catering: Catering Team Casting: Casting Director Costume: Designer/Marker Props: Maker