What is the Media?

Media is the development and production of various forms of media from radio news programmes to feature length films.


  • TV/Radio/Film Editor
  • TV/Radio/Film Producer
  • Animator
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Lighting technician
  • TV/Radio/Film Researcher
  • Camera operator
  • Station manager

What skills do you need to work in the media?

  • Creative mind set
  • Able to utilise technology
  • Research and analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • First-rate planning and organisation ability

Where do media professionals work?

Media professionals work in both the public and private sector. Big employers include government and privately funded media organisations. There may also be a number of medium and smaller sized firms providing media support services. There is also the possibility of working on a self-employed basis within this sector.

Typical work activities

  • Researching programmes
  • Developing programme content
  • Booking resources and facilities
  • Monitoring programme budgets
  • Recording and filming
  • Editing audio and visual
  • Publicising and marketing programmes

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