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Television Crew (SOC CODE: 27-4012.00)

Job Description Overview

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.

Related Careers

  • Broadcast Technicians
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
  • Sound Engineering Technicians
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
  • Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Automotive Specialty Technicians
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Sample Job Duties

  • Maintain programming logs as required by station management and the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Regulate the fidelity, brightness, and contrast of video transmissions, using video console control panels.
  • Select sources from which programming will be received or through which programming will be transmitted.
  • Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  • Observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.
  • Monitor and log transmitter readings.
  • Play and record broadcast programs using automation systems.
  • Report equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.
  • Control audio equipment to regulate the volume and sound quality during radio and television broadcasts.
  • Set up, operate, and maintain broadcast station computers and networks.

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Television Crew Certificate

      Arts Division
      Certificate L0354

      The Certificate of Achievement in Television Crew will provide students with experience in a variety of production roles and technologies. This course of study is designed to prepare students for entry level jobs in a variety of areas.

      Required Courses

      Course Prefix Course Name Units
      R-TV 19ABeginning Video Production3
      Choose 16 units from the following:16
      R-TV 19B
      Advanced Video Production
      R-TV 20
      Beginning TV Studio Production
      R-TV 21
      Remote Multicamera Production
      R-TV 22
      Editing for Film and Television
      R-TV 23
      Reality Show Production
      R-TV 100
      Work Experience in Film and TV
      Total Units19
    • Television Production: AS Degree

      Arts Division
      Degree S0602

      The Associate in Science degree in Television Production is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the Television industry in a variety of areas including narrative, remote and studio production, writing, preproduction, editing, and finance.

      This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

      Required Courses

      Course Prefix Course Name Units
      Choose two courses from the following:6
      R-TV 01
      Introduction to Electronic Media
      R-TV 14
      Media Aesthetics
      R-TV 28
      Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media
      Choose 12 units from the following courses, or any of the above courses not taken:12
      PHOT 10
      Basic Digital and Film Photography
      R-TV 18
      Introduction to Screenwriting
      R-TV 19A
      Beginning Video Production
      R-TV 19B
      Advanced Video Production
      R-TV 20
      Beginning TV Studio Production
      R-TV 21
      Remote Multicamera Production
      R-TV 22
      Editing for Film and Television
      R-TV 23
      Reality Show Production
      R-TV 24
      American Film History
      R-TV 25
      World Cinema
      R-TV 100
      Work Experience in Film and TV
      Total Units18

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