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Producers & Directors

Also called: Artistic Director, Director, News Producer, Producer

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Business
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Video creation and editing software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • YouTube Hot Technology
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Visio Hot Technology
Web page creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Facebook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$74,420
$35,480
$173,680
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