Careers in the TV industry include broadcasters, TV presenters, producers, camera operatives, sound engineers, lighting technicians, script writers, directors, researchers, animators, content creators, make up artists, hair stylists and more. Working culture in this sector is very creative, hard-working, fast-paced and flexible.
All aspects of creating a TV show from concept to exhibition requires a specific job role. Content creation jobs are the editorial and creative roles responsible for the story content of a production, the craft of a screen production can cover everything from the costume and make-up of the cast to the construction of the set itself. Technical roles on productions cover everything from camerawork and sound recording to wiring lighting.
Creating a big-budget show is a huge undertaking, and management and logistics cover all aspects of actually getting a production made. Post-production is the editing work done on a programme. Sales, exhibition and distribution covers the teams responsible for getting creative work out there and seen.
Even websites and newspapers are now major producers of documentaries and comedy shows, using online streaming to make them available. This means that those moving into working in the space will need to be fluent with the online world.