Career Opportunities in Television and Cable

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...highly recommended... Readers should find it comprehensive, readable, and a good place to start in seeking vocational information in electronic media production.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816063130
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     v
Industry Outlook     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
How to Use This Book     xiii
Account Executive-Sales     2
Advertising Copywriter     5
Assistant Sales Manager     8
Director of Development     10
General Sales Manager     12
Market Researcher     14
Sales Coordinator     17
Traffic-Continuity Specialist     19
Arts and Design
Art Director     22
Graphic Artist and Graphic Designer     24
Matte Artist     26
Production Designer     28
Set Designer     30
Storyboard Artist     33
Cable/Satellite Television
Chief Technician     36
Customer Service Representative     38
Director of Local Origination     40
Installer     42
Marketing Director     44
Sales Manager     46
System Manager     48
Technician     50
Assistant Director     54
Director     56
Director of Instructional Television (ITV)     60
Instructional Television (ITV)Specialist     63
Assistant Chief Engineer     66
Audio Engineer and Video Engineer     68
Chief Engineer     71
Engineering Supervisor     74
Engineering Technician     76
Maintenance Engineer     78
Master Control Engineer     81
Technical Director     83
Transmitter Engineer     86
Videotape (and Digital) Engineer     89
Management and Administration
Accountant     92
Bookkeeper     95
Business Manager     97
General Manager     100
Receptionist and Office Clerk     103
Assistant News Director     106
Desk Assistant and Researcher     109
News Anchor     112
News Director     115
News Writer     118
Reporter     121
Sportscaster     124
Weather Reporter     126
Choreographer     130
Extras     133
Performing Artists (including Actors, Dancers, Singers)     135
Stunt Coordinator     138
Stuntperson     140
Associate Producer      144
Casting Director     147
Executive Producer     149
Producer     152
Programming, Public Relations, and Marketing
Community Relations Director     156
Director of Publicity and Promotion     159
Film/Tape/Digital Librarian     162
Program Manager     164
Publicity/Promotion Assistant     166
Technical Production
Assistant Camera Operator     172
Camera Operator     174
Cinematographer     177
Assistant Editor Positions     182
Editor     184
Postproduction Supervisor     187
Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe
Costume Designer     190
Costumer     193
Hairstylist     195
Makeup Artist     198
Lighting and Electrical
Best Boy Positions     202
Gaffer     204
Key Grip     207
Lighting Technician     209
Location and Transportation
Location Manager     212
Transportation Coordinator     214
Management (Technical)
Floor Manager     218
Operations Manager     220
Production Assistant     222
Production Coordinator and Production Secretary     224
Unit Production Manager and Line Producer     226
Composer and Songwriter     230
Music Director     232
Props and Set Maintenance
Property Assistants     236
Property Master     238
ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) Supervisor     242
Boom Operator     244
Foley Artist     246
Music Editor     248
Production Sound Mixer     250
Sound Editor     252
Sound Effects Coordinator     254
Sound Recordist     256
Special Effects and Visual Effects
Special Effects Supervisor     260
Visual Effects Supervisor     262
Script Supervisor     266
Scriptwriter     268
Educational Institutions     272
Major Trade Periodicals, Newsletters, and Other Publications     338
Professional, Industry, and Trade Associations, Guilds, and Unions     342
Useful Web Sites for the Television Industry     351
Glossary     355
Bibliography     371
Index     377
About the Authors     385
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