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0512 – Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

Managers in publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts 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.


Example titles

  • Ballet company director
  • Book publishing manager
  • Broadcasting manager
  • Broadcasting station manager
  • Copyright manager - publishing
  • Dance company director
  • Editor-in-chief
  • Managing editor
  • Opera company director
  • Publishing manager
  • Radio programming manager
  • Radio station manager
  • Television station manager
  • Theatre company manager
  • Video production company manager

Main duties

This group performs 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
  • 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.

Additional information


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
0 – Management occupations
Skill level
A – Occupations usually require university education.
Major group
05 – Specialized middle management occupations
Minor group
051 – Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport
Associated Career Handbook profiles
0512.0 – Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
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