Assistant or lighting assistant in production for television and video production companies - Salary and Career
Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media

Assistant or lighting assistant in production for television and video production companies - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Supervise technical and operations activities, define specifications of technical resources, verify conditions of use and conservation of equipment, plan sector activities, budget operational expenses, support events, check signal pipelines, supervise, escalate and evaluate team performance .

How much does an Assistant or lighting assistant in production for television and video production companies earn

A Assistant or lighting assistant in production for television and video production companies earns between $1.511 and $9.924 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.557 and a median salary of $2.376 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 636 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Assistant or lighting assistant in production for television and video production companies

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.557 42.684 889 19
1º Quartile 1.511 18.131 378 8
Median Salary 2.376 28.513 594 12
3º Quartile 7.568 90.822 1.892 39
Higher Salary 9.924 119.088 2.481 52


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in operation of radio stations, television systems and video producers
        • operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media

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Main workplaces

Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media they work on television and radio stations during irregular working hours. They usually work as salaried employees, with a formal contract and occasional supervision, being directly subordinate to the Managers and having subordinates. They work as a team indoors at stations, in the open or in vehicles.


What does it take to work in the field of Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media

The exercise of these occupations requires a complete higher education. The full performance of activities requires, on average, three to four years of experience in the area, plus extensive knowledge in information technology and sector-specific software.


Functions and activities of Assistant or lighting assistant in production for television and video production companies

Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media must:

  • support in events;
  • plan sector activities;
  • supervise technical and operations activities;
  • support events;
  • support in events;
  • supervise teams;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • give support in events;

  • Activities

    • consolidate incident reports;
    • control the achievement of technical-operational goals;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention capacity;
    • budget operating expenses;
    • evaluate team performance;
    • monitor the execution of the schedule;
    • demonstrate analytical ability;
    • allocate technical resources;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • evaluate operability in the scenario;
    • perform a technical visit to the event site;
    • contract electricity supply;
    • schedule preventive system reviews;
    • monitor measuring equipment;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • demonstrate ability to communicate;
    • manage conflicts;
    • identify team needs;
    • request audio, video, data and space segment transmission lines;
    • participate in pre- and post-demand meetings;
    • request support and maintenance services;
    • work in partnership with related areas;
    • supervise interconnection of third-party signals with event production;
    • negotiate technical-operational and financial resources with relevant areas;
    • monitor signal quality;
    • manage team composition and movement;
    • check occurrences;
    • check conditions of use and conservation of equipment;
    • define specification of technical resources;
    • participate in the definition of technical-operational goals;
    • check signal pipelines;
    • forward information about technical and operational conditions of the event to related areas;
    • ensure compliance with work safety standards and legislation;
    • participate in team profiling;
    • alert about replacement of obsolete equipment;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • arrange event logistics resources;
    • demonstrate attentive listening skills;
    • monitor project phases;
    • demonstrate flexibility ability;
    • provide support and maintenance service request fulfillment;
    • request public and/or private security;
    • work under pressure;
    • interact with manufacturers and suppliers;
    • enable team training and development;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • participate in the conceptualization of projects and events;
    • monitor traffic and media distribution;
    • manage the life cycle of equipment and systems;
    • request recording and broadcast script;
    • elaborate sectoral performance indicators;
    • scaling team;
    • research technological trends;
    • demonstrate ability to establish priorities;
    • command activation of redundancy systems;
    • determine specific work procedures;
    • write reports and/or documents;
    • coordinate technical evaluations and approvals of new systems;
    • hire dedicated link services;


    Sectors that hire Assistant or lighting assistant in production for television and video production companies the most in the job market

    • open television activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • manufacture of measuring, testing and control apparatus and equipment
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • hotels
    • advertising agencies
    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • higher education - undergraduate
    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • cleaning in buildings and households




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