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AU$42,212 - AU$83,208  
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AU$42,416 - AU$102,578  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 15 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Media Production Manager

Production managers are responsible for producing various forms of media. Their duties include capturing, directing, and editing media, as well as operating and maintaining computers and other equipment. They also prepare set design and locations, set up and position equipment for production, research and purchase equipment, and oversee production facilities. In all tasks, they must ensure the working environment is safe. While this position is mainly mental, there are physical aspects such as long periods of standing and carrying equipment. They work with cameras, lights, props, and computers and computer software.

Production managers may work both indoors and outdoors depending on their current project. Common employers include companies that produce some form of media such as movies, television shows, and commercials. Most employers require production managers to be flexible in their schedules. They usually work full time with some evening shifts, and they sometimes are required to work weekends and overtime as well.

Most employers prefer that production managers have at least a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or another media-related field. Relevant experience is also required or preferred. Additionally, media production managers must have the ability to move and arrange equipment, knowledge of digital media software, and the ability to use ladders and carry up to 50 pounds. They also need to be able to multitask, have creativity, and have the hearing and eyesight to use and operate equipment.

Media Production Manager Tasks
  • Oversee studio, technical, and promotions aspects of media.
  • Manage advertising writing and videos, including obtaining approval and ensuring fit to brand image.
  • Coordinate and supervise media production activities, schedule, and budgets.

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AU$46,000 - AU$59,500
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