Television Network Jobs
Today there are more television networks than ever – you can thank cable and satellite TV, HULU, the Internet, and rapid developments in digital media technology! Television networks offer a wide variety of job opportunities behind the scenes.
Here are just some of the exciting and generally well-paying TV network jobs:
- TV Network Executive
- Head of Programming
- Executive Assistant
- Senior Manager
- Segment Producer
- Research Analyst
- Research Manager
- Production Assistant
- Sales Representative / Sales Director
- Field Producer
- Regional Coordinator
- Director / Project Management
- Scheduling and Traffic Coordinator
- Production Finance / Accounts Manager
- Communications Manager
- Maintenance Engineer
- On Air Graphic Designer
- Master Control Operator
- Web Analyst
- Marketing Manager
- and many others
These are just some of the TV jobs that are currently available and television networks are looking to fill positions all the time, which means that if you have the correct qualifications, experience and a keen work ethic, you should keep applying until you get a job at a television studio or TV network.
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The smaller networks will have less positions and pay you less, but you will be more likely to secure the job and get an excellent experience while you are there, which will set you up nicely for the larger networks and broadcasting corporations.
With the hundreds of positions you can apply for, you will need to make sure that you have the proper training and qualifications needed to work in the relevant departments. The main qualification that every person working at a TV network needs is a college or university degree in media, TV, or communications. To work in the news department a degree in politics, journalism, and English is acceptable, while for sports broadcasting jobs you should have relevant experience in the sports arena or qualifications in sports management and the like.
Depending on the other departments you will need experience of between 3 and 6 years in marketing, management, sales, writing and journalism, among other skills. You should have a strong grasp of the entertainment industry, TV news broadcasts, TV shows, and understand the ins and outs of a television studio.
When you start your TV network jobs you will first have to understand the dynamics involved. You will start out at the bottom and will have to prove that you are capable of handling higher paying, more advanced jobs. If you already have experience at television networks or a television studio, you will be able to get jobs at other networks in the position you apply for.
As you can imagine with the many TV network jobs you can find, the salaries are also quite diverse. The pay you receive will alter if you belong to a union, and it will also be affected by the size of the studio. There are standard industry rates, but these are more for the entry level TV network jobs at small TV studios and television networks.