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Radio and Television Program Director (NOC CODE:5231)

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Brief Description


Radio and television program directors plan and schedule program material for stations and networks. They determine what entertainment programs, news broadcasts, and other program material their organizations offer to the public. At a large network, the program director may supervise a large programming staff. At a small station, one person may manage the station and also handle all programming duties.

Work Environment

Program directors at small stations often work 44–48 hours a week and frequently work evenings, late at night, and on weekends. At larger stations, which have more personnel, program directors usually work 40-hour weeks.They work primarily indoors then outside.Producers and directors work under a lot of pressure, and many are under constant stress to finish their work on time. Work assignments are usually short, ranging from 1 day to a few months. They sometimes must work in unpleasant conditions, such as bad weather.

Essential Skills and Technical Skills

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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

Using of Computer — They should know how to use a computer like typing, editing etc

Organizational — To organize Broadcast or Tv show date or schedule


As more Bigger the company the more salary $45k to $90k
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Future outlook

Employment of directors is projected to grow 3 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Some job growth in the motion picture and video industry is expected to stem from strong demand from the public for more movies and television shows, as well as an increased demand from foreign audiences for U.S.-produced films and radio programs.

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Educational and Employment requirement

Directors usually have a bachelor's degree. Many students study film or cinema at college and universities. In these programs, students learn about film history, editing, and lighting, and creating their own films. Others major in writing, acting, journalism, or communication. Some producers earn a degree in business, arts management, or nonprofit management.

1 year of experience in a TV or film or radio production.Directors may also begin their careers as assistants to successful directors on a film set. In nonprofit theaters, most aspiring directors begin as assistant directors, a position that is usually treated as an unpaid internship.

Their are universities offering degree courses like Ryerson university is offering a media production and business management course of 4 years.

Typical Characteristics

learning style : visual and responsibility

True colors : Gold (responsible)

Multiple Intelligence : leadership

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Works Citied

"Program Directors :: Job Description." Program Directors :: Job Description. 4 Feb. 2011. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.