Studio Manager

Complete studio projects for TV, radio, or print.
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Salary Range
$50,000 – $156,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Studio Managers do?

Studio Managers oversee projects at a radio or television studio, or at a design or advertising studio. While the responsibilities vary widely depending on the job position, all Studio Managers focus on turning creative talents into finished products — be it a magazine ad or a radio broadcast.

When you’re a Studio Manager, your core responsibilities include selecting your team and keeping them on schedule. You distribute the workload based on the talents and skill level of each employee. During the workday, you stroll through the studio, checking progress and ensuring that everything is still within budget.

In a production studio, you play a more hands-on role. During recording sessions, you manage the mixing boards and recording equipment to create that perfect sound. With the help of other Sound Engineer Technicians, you prerecord presentations and monitor the audio quality of live shows.

In a design studio, you interact with clients to land new jobs. No two projects are the same, and each needs your leadership skills. When emergencies arise, like an Artist with a sudden case of the flu, you find a workaround.

By keeping accurate records of client needs and avoiding overworking your employees, you create a studio with a happy staff and satisfied customers. From choosing project milestones to setting up microphones, your success is all in the details.

Should I be a Studio Manager?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

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