Operator of a portable production unit for television and video production - Salary and Career
Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media

Operator of a portable production unit for television 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 Operator of a portable production unit for television and video production earn

A Operator of a portable production unit for television 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 Operator of a portable production unit for television 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 Operator of a portable production unit for television and video production

Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Operator of a portable production unit for television 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
    • 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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