Occupational Employment Statistics
27-2012 Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture 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.
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||N/A||N/A
|Professional and Business Services||300||$40.30/hr
|Education and Health Services||110||$29.16/hr
|Leisure and Hospitality||320||$22.54/hr
- Monitor and review programming to ensure that schedules are met, guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality.
- Coordinate activities between departments, such as news and programming.
- Monitor network transmissions for advisories concerning daily program schedules, program content, special feeds, or program changes.
- Write and edit news stories from information collected by reporters and other sources.
- Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in broadcast news, sports, or programming.
- Establish work schedules and assign work to staff members.
- Plan and schedule programming and event coverage, based on broadcast length, time availability, and other factors, such as community needs, ratings data, and viewer demographics.
- Schedule use of studio and editing facilities for producers and engineering and maintenance staff.
- Check completed program logs for accuracy and conformance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations and resolve program log inaccuracies.
- Prepare copy and edit tape so that material is ready for broadcasting.