BROADCASTING JOB TITLES

by TVJOBS.com 

If you are considering a job in Broadcast Television, learning about the field you are considering is the first step in planning your future.  For this reason, we have compiled a list of “job descriptions” to assist you with your career research.

Below are dozens of job descriptions, categorized by department, each with individual comments from broadcast professionals working the field!

NEWS

By far the most “visible” of departments in broadcast television, the news department is responsible for the presentation of information about recent events or happenings.

News Jobs

PRODUCTION   

The production department is responsible for the actual process of producing content. Without it, there would be nothing to broadcast!

Production Jobs

ENGINEERING

The behind-the-scenes, technical department that is responsible for the design, construction, and operation of the machines, and other devices used on a daily basis.

Engineering Jobs

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Weekly Job Update – 10/13

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The overview is here for the week.  Do you have any new sample work to display on the WordPress site? I’m looking forward to showcasing some new portfolio pieces to inspire upcoming graduates: https://nmjm.wordpress.com/category/sample-work/  If we haven’t had a chance to … Continue reading

What Top Brand Publishers Look For in Freelancers

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This post originally appeared on Contently’s The Freelancer, By Yael Grauer Last Wednesday, the brightest minds in brand publishing gathered together at the Bowery Hotel in SoHo for the Contently Summit. Throughout the day, we asked some of the brands, publishers, and agencies … Continue reading

Publishers & Presses

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Novel Coverage & Submission Sites: Literary Agent Research and Evaluation (not free) Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents Agent Query (find literary agents specific to meet your genre and submit to) Query Tracker (find agents AND publishers) Literary agents you can follow on … Continue reading

Video Game Journalism Resources

Are you a gamer?  Are you thinking about pursuing video game journalism?  Here are a few resources to help you start your research.

BlogsJoystiq, Kotaku, Destructoid

Three mass-appeal blogs that rose to prominence at similar times. These sites often report in a more personal, informal style.

OnlineIGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, Eurogamer, Giant Bomb

Seven notable examples of online games journalism. All attempt to cater to a wide audience, contain enormous amounts of information on all the major platforms, offer paid subscriptions (with the exception of GamesRadar and Eurogamer) and have extensive community features.

Video-basedGameTrailers, Giant Bomb

A media website that specializes in video game related content. It provides free access to original programming (such as reviews and previews), game trailers and recorded game play. Many of the video clips are offered in high definition along with standard definition.

Strategy guides, and previewsPrima Games

One of the biggest producers of video game strategy guides, with over 1000 published books, both Official and Unauthorized, publishers of walkthroughs as well as reviews and previews, of console and home computer programs.

Print
Dengeki
Edge
Famitsu
GamePro (ceased publication in 2011)
GamesTM
Game Informer
Nintendo Power (ceased publication in 2012)
Official PlayStation Magazine (United StatesUnited KingdomAustralia)
Official Xbox Magazine
Play
PC Gamer
BioGamer Girl Magazine

Television
Good Game
EP Daily
X-Play
GameTrailers TV
Ginx TV

Sample Work – Sam Ruiz


Title: Rock Band Motel Drive Releases First Video From New Album, Forever and a Day, http://dmspr.org/motel-drive-releases-new-music-video/, by Sam Ruiz, MA in Public Relations

Description: Based in Central California, Motel Drive is a rock band heavily influenced by the music of Stray Cats, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty. From the slap-beat rhythm of Jake Finney on the upright bass, to the twangy licks of JD Goodwin on the hollow-body guitar, Motel Drive takes listeners on a sunset cruise through the desert and cools them off with a cold brew at the end of the strip.

Tools Used: Canon T3i, Canon 70D, Canon 50mm prime lens, GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition, GoPro Suction Cup Mount, Adobe Premier Pro CS6, Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks, Apple MacBook Pro, WordPress, YouTube Embedding, MS Word, Facebook, Twitter

The Media-Information Future: Refocusing the Press on Knowledge


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10 Best Final Cut Pro X Tutorial and Training Websites

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10 Best Final Cut Pro X Tutorial and Training Websites

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10 Best Final Cut Pro X Tutorial and Training Websites From extensive FCPX training classes to active forums and weekly podcasts, we’ve rounded up the the best online FCPX tutorial and training resources for video editors. Pick up new FCPX tips, … Continue reading

And The Winner is….

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The two most common scenarios I hear from graduates:

1.) “I don’t have the experience or writing portfolio to get the job”

2.) “I want to get paid for their writing”

Rock and a Hard Place

Photo from Ron Leishman at http://www.clipartof.com

Rock, hard place… there you are.  What can you do fill that gap?  Not only do you need to to write, and develop content, but you also need goals and aspirations.  Did you know you can get paid for your writing through contests and awards?  All the while, you will be building your portfolio.

Here is a list of contests that you will definitely want to look into:

Writer Mag Contests http://www.writermag.com/writing-resources/contests/

Society of Professional Journalism http://www.spj.org/awards.asp#5

International Photography Awards http://www.photoawards.com/en/

Global Editors Network – Data Journalism Awards http://www.globaleditorsnetwork.org/programmes1/data-journalism-awards/

Video Contest News http://videocontestnews.com/about-vcn/