Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts (NOC 0512)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
1,500
Skill level
Professional (usually a university degree)

Nature of work

Managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate operations within publishing firms, film, theatre and record production companies and broadcasting facilities. They are employed by radio and television stations, by newspaper, periodical and book publishing firms, and by film, theatre, record and video production companies.

Main duties

  • Managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Establish procedures and implement policies in newspaper and publishing firms, in film, theatre, record and video production companies, and in radio and television stations
  • - Plan and maintain production schedules for publications, films, broadcasts, and theatre, record and video productions
  • - Prepare and control budgets
  • - Continued…
  • - Hire and supervise staff
  • - Consult with government regulatory agencies to evaluate and review programs and policies, and to ensure conformance with regulations
  • - Initiate or approve development of articles, books, films, broadcasts, musical recordings and theatre productions, and liaise with authors, composers, producers and directors.

Employment requirements

  • * A university degree or college diploma in communications, broadcasting, journalism or other arts discipline is usually required.
  • * Several years of experience within the publishing, film production, broadcasting or theatre industry are usually required.

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