Technical Director

Coordinate activities of radio or television studios.
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Salary Range
$45,000 – $112,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Technical Directors do?

Coordinates activities of radio or television studio and control-room personnel to ensure technical quality of picture and sound for programs originating in studio or from remote pickup points: Plans and arranges for special effects requested by supervisory personnel. Assigns work to technical personnel engaged in controlling and maintaining lights, audio and video control equipment, microphones, and cameras. Observes picture through monitor and gives instruction to VIDEO OPERATOR 194.282-010 concerning shading or CAMERA OPERATOR, TELEVISION 143.062-022 concerning composition desired. Controls switcher-mixer unit to switch cameras, fade from one picture to another, or superimpose one image upon another as indicated by script or as cued by DIRECTOR, PROGRAM 184.167-030.


Should I be a Technical Director?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Radio Television Technical Director

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