Media Programming Directors

General Information

Description

Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit61.73%
  2. Self-employed19.12%
  3. Private, not for profit13.28%
  4. State and local government4.94%
  5. Federal government0.44%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 24 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 15,600 openings for producers and directors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$76,400

State-by-state Salary

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$103,810
$33,930
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 64%
  • High school 13%
  • Associate's degree 12%
  • Post-secondary certificate 6%
  • Some college 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Communications and Media
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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