3521-Broadcasting and audio-visual technicians

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Broadcasting and audio-visual technicians
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Job Description: 
Broadcasting and audio-visual technicians control technical functioning of equipment to record and edit images and sound and for transmitting radio and television broadcasts of images and sounds, as well as other types of telecommunication signals on land, sea or in aircraft.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) controlling equipment to record sound
  • (b) controlling equipment to edit and mix image and sound recordings to ensure satisfactory quality and to create special image and sound effects
  • (c) applying knowledge of principles and practices of image and sound recording and editing in order to identify and solve problems
  • (d) controlling transmitting and broadcast systems and satellite systems for radio and television programmes
  • (e) controlling radio communications systems, satellite services, and multiplex systems on land, sea or in aircraft
  • (f) applying knowledge of principles and practices of broadcasting, telecommunications terminals and transmissions systems, in order to identify and solve problems
  • (g) making emergency repairs to equipment.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Audio-visual operator
- Broadcasting equipment operator
- Broadcast technician
- Cameraman/woman (motion picture)
- Cameraman/woman (video)
- Production assistant (media)


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Photographer - 3431

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