This chapter covers the various jobs and personnel that are involved in the production of television programs. While it does not mention all the production jobs at every station, it probably includes a great many more kinds of jobs than are to be found at any one facility. Some of the positions, however, such as the camera operator, sound technician, director, and producer, are found at every facility.
There are differences in the level of skills needed at different levels of production, but the fundamentals remain the same. Some of the same jobs, skills, and personnel necessary for a student news production at a college facility are the same as those needed for a multimillion-dollar rock concert at a remote site. The ...