Character operator in television production and video production - Salary and Career
Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media

Character operator in television production and video production - 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 Character operator in television production and video production earn

A Character operator in television production and video production 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 Character operator in television production and video production

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 Character operator in television production and video production

Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Character operator in television production and video production 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
    • advertising agencies
    • hotels
    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • higher education - undergraduate
    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • cleaning in buildings and households




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