Broadcasting resume templates

When people think about broadcasting professionals, they usually think about the people who are in front of the camera. However, there are a lot of anonymous people behind cameras who work really hard to make the business work. Some of the two most important broadcasting team members are: the camera operator and the film editor.

As it is obvious these two careers are related with the television field. Now, let's go into each one of them in depth.

Camera operators operate cameras which record TV shows. These workers operate all type of cameras: the stationary ones mounted on wheeled pedestals and used to record in studios, and the digital ones mostly used for outdoor recording. But camera operators do not only record, they also:

  • Set up cameras.
  • Load and change cassettes.
  • Place cameras in tripods.
  • Advise the director about shot angles.
  • Prepare and maintain all the equipment they use (tripods, monitors, headphones, leads and lighting).
  • Give suggestions about lighting and sound.

To work as a camera operator it is necessary to have technical knowledge; it can be acquired by attending a community college (two-year degree) or a certified university (bachelor's degree). It is also possible to get certified by online schools. The University of Southern California has some of the most recognized degrees in Cinematic Arts.

The salary camera operators get depends on the industry they work, camera operators can work in the TV, movies or music videos industry. The industry which pays the highest is the movie industry; it offers an average salary of $55 thousand per years. However and even when the salaries are not the highest, the TV broadcasting is the one which employs the largest number of these professionals, the salary they receive is about 45,000 dollars per year.

Film editor. As the name says, film editors edit movies. They work is based on the director's specifications; they cut scenes and join other ones, in order to give the story continuity and sense. Film editors also insert music and special effects in the film.

  • Editors must be able to follow instructions, because they will be constantly receiving them from the director.
  • They have to be creative and patient too.
  • Another important thing about the films editors is that they should not have problems working for more hours that the usual, they will be often asked to work at nights or during the weekends.

Most of the employers look for candidates who have a bachelor's degree, however it is possible for professionals who have an associate's degree to obtain jobs, but most likely they will have a lower salary than college professionals. The average salary that a college graduate receives is of 55 dollars thousand per year, while community college graduate earn about $35 thousand.

Add all your certifications in your Broadcasting resume, it is also important to add all the job experience related with the field. Below there are some resume samples, take a look at them to get an idea about how to make a good Broadcasting resume.

Resumes for Broadcasting