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+ Actors Job Description
Actors are entertainers. They bring a writer's words to life by portraying characters on stage, screen and radio. Though the career can be glamorous, the road to success is often long and difficult. Most actors have to compete for parts through auditions. They need to be able to handle criticism and rejection. Once hired, actors spend hours memorizing lines and rehearsing. The workdays can be very long, especially on film shoots > view more

+ Arts Audio-Video Technology and Communications
There’s an old saying in the theater. Everyone has two fields of expertise: their business, and show business. Most of us love to be entertained, and with television shows and magazines that focus on the entertainment business, people know a lot more now about what goes on behind the scenes, than they did in the old days. Even so, the headlines make it seem as though it’s possible for anyone with talent to make a lot of money in this industry > view more

+ Audio and Video Equipment Technicians Job Description
From concerts…to sports events…to corporate meetings, specialized equipment is needed so the audience can see and hear what’s going on. The people who set-up and operate this sophisticated electronic gear are Audio and Video Equipment Technicians. Often called AV techs, they need to be familiar with the many components that make-up audio and video systems. For example, microphones, speakers, TV monitors and projection screens > view more

+ Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
There are many kinds of camera work. Camera operators capture the excitement of breaking news and sports… Work in studios on television broadcasts… And create exciting visual images for motion pictures and commercials. This is a field with a wide range of opportunities that share common requirements: The ability to capture an image that conveys meaning. And the technical skill to record that image reliably > view more

+ Film and Video Editors Job Description
Between the camera…and the audience… comes a very important job. Film and Video Editors edit soundtracks, film and video for the motion picture, cable and broadcast television industries. They select the scenes captured by the camera operator…and put them in a sequence. It sounds simple. It isn’t. In addition to creativity, a thorough understanding of what needs to be communicated drives each decision > view more

+ Radio and Television Announcers Job Description
Getting paid to talk is not as simple as it sounds. Whether voicing an advertisement… anchoring a TV newscast … or hosting a radio show…. announcers call on an array of skills. For example, you need acting talent to record voice-overs in films and commercials, because though you’re not seen on camera, you’re still playing a role. Disc Jockeys are entertainers who play scheduled music and commercials between jokes, interviews and topical information > view more

+ Reporters and Correspondents Job Description
A reporter's job can feel different every day. Breaking news sets reporters at the scene of a fresh drama on every assignment. Publications, news programs and even the Internet rely on information gathered by reporters and correspondents. Some cover a specific beat or specialty… others pursue different stories every day as general assignment reporters. All go to the spot where the news is happening and assemble the facts for the news story > view more

+ Sound Engineering Technicians Job Description
A key player on any radio or TV show is the one you can't see or hear -- the broadcast technician who keeps the show on the air. Also called operators or engineers, they're the workers who install, operate and maintain the electronic equipment used in broadcasting and cable. Even in major markets, the chief engineer at a radio station is often the sole technical expert on site, managing equipment ranging from the transmitter tower to the thermostat in the air studio > view more

+ Technical Writers Job Description
Technical writers create the materials that explain how to operate or assemble everything from complex machinery to children’s toys. Like reporters and journalists, technical writers use the Internet, libraries, and interviews with experts to do their research. Then, like fiction writers, they use their imagination and creativity to find the best way to explain or describe what they’ve learned > view more

+ Writers and Authors Job Description
The number of words produced by writers and editors each day is staggering. Newspapers, magazines, and books are only the most obvious examples. There are also the catalogs that arrive in your mailbox, the words that appear on everything from aspirin bottles to cereal boxes, and the words found in instruction booklets and on printed forms—to say nothing of those on Internet Web pages. Regardless of where the writing appears, however, an “editor” probably decided what was needed, assigned the job to a writer, and later fine-tuned the writer’s text > view more