Careers For People Who Know About Communications and Media

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What these careers require you to know

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Career nameAvg salary

PR Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.
119390

Advertising Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
113610

Art Directors

formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
101990

TV Directors

interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.
89670

Technical Managers

coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.
89670

Producers

plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.
89670

Program Directors

direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.
89670

Broadcast News Analysts

analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
89240

Distance Learning Managers

coordinate day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedule courses.
82970

Film and Video Editors

edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.
80300

3D Artists and Animators

create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
70300

Communications Professors

teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
70290

Song, Book and Script Writers

create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.
69130

Copy Writers

write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.
69130

PR Specialists

engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
65830

Editors

plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
64910

Instructional Designers

develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.
64870

Camera Operators

operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
59360

Graphic Designers

design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
51640

AV Collections Specialists

prepare, plan, and operate multimedia teaching aids for use in education. May record, catalogue, and file materials.
48220
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