lesson 3 job roles

Report
Working Practices and Jobs
You will be asked about the jobs that people can
have in their industry and what their job entails.
Key words:
research
freelance
fixed term contract
temp contract
Management
administrative
Types of questions you may be asked:
1. What do you understand about the phrase fixed term
contract? (2 marks)
2. Give examples, one from each industry, of a job role
and explain their importance. (4 marks)
1. Using an example from one media industry you have
studied, identify a job role and what it contributes to
the production process. (2 marks)
2. Freelance working is common in the media
industries. Explain what a ‘freelance’worker is and
give two examples, one from each of the industries
you have studied, ofthis working practice.(4 marks)
Working Practices and Jobs
Types of employment contracts:
Permanent –full time job. Job for the long-term.
Fixed term- Just for a short time or for a specific
task. Employers can pay them a set amount
Freelance – short-term, self-employed. A
freelance writer could just do a one off task for a
newspaper.
• http://www.prospects.ac.uk/media_publishin
g_sector.htm
• www.skilsset.org
• www.totaljobs.com
Jobs in the newspaper industry
The Editor The editor makes sure
that everything makes sense and is
publishable.
They check that anything they are
printing isn't offensive and that
everything is in order.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ad
vice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/newspaperor
magazineeditor.aspx
Photographer
Takes the photos to accompany the stories.
• seeking out appropriate photographic subjects and
opportunities;
• carrying out research and preparation for a shoot;
• working in different locations and in different
circumstances to get the right image
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjOMXg_SYds
Art Editor
Art editors work in the design or art teams of
magazines, both printed and digital, and are
responsible for the way a magazine looks. Their
main responsibility is to ensure that a consistent
look and feel to the pages is conveyed across the
publication.
Journalists
Research and write the copy for the articles –
they may specialise in a certain field such as a
political correspondent, sports reporter,
entertainment or fashion journalism.
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PClL5BwT
tvk
Journalists
Research and write the copy for the articles –
they may specialise in a certain field such as a
political correspondent, sports reporter,
entertainment or fashion journalism.
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PClL5BwT
tvk
Jobs in the television industry
Floor Manager
Links the people on the set to the people creating the
ideas.
The floor manager is responsible for passing on cues to
presenters and guests to ensure timings are met and the
broadcast goes smoothly.
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/television_floor_manager_job_descripti
on.htm
http://www.
myjobsearch
.com/career
s/make-upartist.html
Makeup and Hair Designers
Make-up and Hair Designers usually work on
feature films and high budget television
dramas. Make-up and Hair are key elements in the
overall design of films or television productions,
creating a look for the characters in relation to
social class, and time periods. They are responsible
for the overall design, application, continuity and
care of make-up and hair throughout the preproduction and production periods.
Runner
Runners work across the TV industry so you could be doing anything from
helping out on sets to helping out with the editing process post-production.
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Making cups of coffee for cast and crew
Cleaning up sets and green rooms
Meeting and greeting important guests and TV stars
Photocopying and general admin
Getting lunch – for everyone!
http://www.totaljobs.com/careers-advice/job-profile/media-jobs/runner-jobdescription
Section 3: Working Practices and Jobs
1. What do you understand about the phrase fixed term
contract? (2 marks)
2. Give examples, one from each industry, of a job role
and explain their importance. (4 marks)
1. Using an example from one media industry you have
studied, identify a job role and what it contributes to
the production process. (2 marks)
2. Freelance working is common in the media
industries. Explain what a ‘freelance’worker is and
give two examples, one from each of the industries
you have studied, ofthis working practice.(4 marks)
Section 2: Ownership control and finance
1. From the media industry you have studied today, identify
two different types of media ownership?
2. How might the ownership of a media organisation affect
its output?
3. From your studies of the media industries you will know
that media organisations can vary in size and nature.
What is a ‘media conglomerate’?
4. Media organisations need to find money to finance their
operations. Name one way in which an organisation in
Section 1: audiences
1. Why is a knowledge of a target audience
important for television producers
2. Give one example of how your industries
target their audience effectively.
3. How do companies research their audience?
4. Identify one way in which audience size is
recorded.
5. Name a primary and secondary research
method your institutions might use.

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