Post Producer of TV and Video - Salary and Career
Technicians in assembling, editing and finishing audiovisual media

Post Producer of TV and Video - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They structure film and audiovisual media narratives, direct the capture and finalization of images, operating the cutting table (switcher) and instructing the positioning and/or framing of the image, editing images and audio and creating special effects, participating in the definition of the product and advising the post -production determining dubbing script, listing assembled plans and indicating sound editing procedures, supervise finalization, dubbing and film copy conformation.

How much does an Post Producer of TV and Video earn

A Post Producer of TV and Video earns between $1.311 and $7.844 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.136 and a median salary of $2.526 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 294 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Post Producer of TV and Video

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.136 37.633 784 15
1º Quartile 1.311 15.731 328 6
Median Salary 2.526 30.307 631 12
3º Quartile 5.982 71.785 1.496 29
Higher Salary 7.844 94.127 1.961 38


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • technicians in assembling, editing and finishing audiovisual media

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Main workplaces

Technicians in assembling, editing and finishing audiovisual media they work in small, medium and large independent production companies, such as television networks, advertising film producers, etc. They work both in the private and public spheres, in this case in artistic foundations. They work irregular hours and closed environments, both individually and collectively, under occasional supervision, except for the audiovisual media editor who works at fixed hours, whether day or night. The work is carried out with a portfolio or on their own account, as in the case of audiovisual media editors, editors and finalists of cinema films. In some activities, they are exposed to intense noise and can work under pressure, leading them to a stressful situation.


What does it take to work in the field of Technicians in assembling, editing and finishing audiovisual media

To carry out these activities, high school education and vocational courses are required, offered by professional training institutions. The full exercise of activities occurs after three or four years of experience, and for the Audiovisual Media Editor and Image Director (TV), it occurs after one or two years of experience.


Functions and activities of Post Producer of TV and Video

Technicians in assembling, editing and finishing audiovisual media must:

  • edit images and audio;
  • edit pictures and audio;
  • structuring narratives of films and audiovisual media;
  • advise post production;
  • advise post-production;
  • structuring film and audiovisual media narratives;
  • participate in product definition;
  • supervise finishing;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • create special effects;
  • supervise finalization;
  • participate in the product definition;
  • direct image capture and finalization;
  • structuring narratives for films and audiovisual media;

  • Activities

    • speed up/slow down images;
    • instruct image positioning and/or framing;
    • provide dubbing maps;
    • export audiovisual media;
    • guide the capture of images for the application of special effects;
    • list assembled sound plans;
    • indicate sound editing procedures;
    • invert images;
    • review final edits;
    • becoming aware of the raw material (music, photo, video, sound );
    • put images/materials on the air;
    • capture images;
    • speed up/slow down images;
    • list assembled plans;
    • mount movies and audiovisual media in editing system;
    • supervise film copy making;
    • arrange for sending materials for sound editing;
    • define visual effects;
    • make credits;
    • participate in the artistic formatting of the program;
    • mount direct soundguide;
    • work under pressure;
    • arrange material for trickery;
    • receive material collected from other sectors and areas;
    • demonstrate visual acuity;
    • check first copy movie image quality;
    • treat audio;
    • add graphics;
    • modulating narrative times;
    • select direct sounds;
    • elaborate recorded content index;
    • selecting images;
    • control external image signals;
    • apply software preset effects;
    • demonstrate discernment;
    • orient footage for application of special effects;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • demonstrate auditory acuity;
    • request available images on file;
    • mount song guide;
    • insert credits;
    • analyzing image and sound quality;
    • determine dubbing script;
    • cut audio;
    • compose images;
    • distort images;
    • allocate technical equipment according to program script;
    • participate in agenda discussion;
    • mix audio;
    • check first copy movie sound timing;
    • multiply images;
    • ordering film and audiovisual media narratives;
    • correct color, brightness and contrast;
    • demonstrate ability of aesthetic perception;
    • check camera axis;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • apply filters;
    • demonstrate critical sense;
    • coordinate operational team;
    • freeze images;
    • monitor sound editing;
    • coordinate editing assistant activities;
    • sequence images;
    • send recorded media to the quality department;
    • create graphics;
    • rotate images/materials;
    • create characters;
    • synchronize sound with picture;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • relate script to raw material;
    • list scenes for applying visual effects;
    • operate the cutting table (switcher);
    • crop images;
    • participate in material capture;
    • propose definitions of narratives;
    • sound audiovisual media;
    • make decisions;
    • check first copy movie sound quality;
    • create framing and/or camera movements;
    • merge images;
    • manage time;
    • fit graphic arts formats;
    • review final edits;
    • work as a team;
    • send assembled copy to laboratory;
    • define final cut of films and audiovisual media;
    • make edit decision list;
    • request separation of scenes for visual effects;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • check negative assembly;
    • apply characters;
    • sequence audio;
    • monitor sound mixing;
    • planning assistant editing activities;
    • request image capture;
    • supervise dubbing;


    Sectors that hire Post Producer of TV and Video the most in the job market

    • open television activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • advertising agencies
    • radio activities
    • data processing, application service providers and internet hosting services
    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • production of films for advertising
    • development and licensing of customizable computer programs
    • professional and management development training
    • development and licensing of non-customizable computer programs




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