Minor Group

212 Media Professionals

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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212 Media Professionals

Media Professionals direct and produce film, television, radio and stage productions, present programs on radio and television, write and edit literary works and scripts, and research, write and edit news reports, articles and material for advertising.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • managing artistic and media productions to meet quality, cost, and timing specifications
  • studying scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting, and assessing staging, production and technical requirements
  • preparing and presenting news, sports and other information, conducting interviews and introducing music, guests and special events on radio and television
  • writing literary works for publication and scripts for film, television, radio and stage productions
  • gathering facts about newsworthy events, and writing news reports, commentaries and feature stories for presentation in print and electronic media
  • reviewing written material to ensure consistency in style, grammar and content, and coherence of story
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