* Direct live broadcasts, films and recordings, or non-broadcast programming for public entertainment or education.

* Supervise and coordinate the work of camera, lighting, design, and sound crewmembers.

* Study and research scripts in order to determine how they should be directed.

* Cut and edit film or tape in order to integrate component parts into desired sequences.

* Collaborate with film and sound editors during the post-production process as films are edited and soundtracks are added.

* Confer with technical directors, managers, crew members, and writers to discuss details of production, such as photography, script, music, sets, and costumes.

* 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.

* Establish pace of programs and sequences of scenes according to time requirements and cast and set accessibility.

* Choose settings and locations for films and determine how scenes will be shot in these settings.


* 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.

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

* Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

* Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

* English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

* Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.


* Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

* Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

* Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

* Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.

* Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

* Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.

* Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

* Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

* Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

* Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


* 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.

* Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

* Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

* Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

* Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

* Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

* Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

* 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 there is a problem.

* Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Work Activities

* Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

* Thinking Creatively Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

* Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

* Getting Information Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

* Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

* Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

* Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

* Developing and Building Teams Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

* Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

* Processing Information Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

Work Context

* Face-to-Face Discussions How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

* Indoors, Environmentally Controlled How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

* Electronic Mail How often do you use electronic mail in this job?

* Contact With Others How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?

* Work With Work Group or Team How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?

* Telephone How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

* Importance of Being Exact or Accurate How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

* Coordinate or Lead Others How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?

* Time Pressure How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?

* Freedom to Make Decisions How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Job Zone

* Title Job -- Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

* Overall Experience -- A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

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

* Job Zone Examples -- Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, chefs and head cooks, computer programmers, historians, pharmacists, and police detectives.

SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

Education Most of these occupations require a four - year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


* Artistic Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

* Enterprising Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

* Social Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Work Styles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

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

Work Values

* Achievement Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

* Independence Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.


Wages & Employment

Sample of reported job titles: Director, Newscast Director, Television Director, Television Newscast Director, Creative Director, News Production Supervisor