Media & Entertainment

Media and Entertainment Job Family comprises of the film, print, radio, and television verticals. These segments include movies, TV shows, radio shows, news, music, newspapers, magazines, and books. Careers here involve communicating with the masses to convey information in an effective and impactful manner through the varied channels.

Career Inclinations

Enterprising
It refers to the orientation to take initiative, make plans & execute them to get things done. It requires detailed planning and decision-making.
Persuasive
It refers to the orientation to inspire others. It requires motivating others to accept ideas, actions or opinions through means of explanation, reasoning or argument.

Remuneration that an individual receives monthly for his/ her professional services

Division of an individual’s time and focus between working and leisure activities

Opportunities given to an individual to scale upwards in the organization

Opportunities given to an individual to travel and interact with experts in a professional setting

Opportunities given to an individual to innovate on new ideas and projects at work

Job Roles

1. Film/ Documentary Maker

Film/ Documentary Makers are the people responsible for taking the concept for a film project - be it a movie, advertisement or training video. This involves turning it into a finished film/ documentary by assembling a cast, crew and shooting the sequences.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students can pick a combination of any four subjects. If the school offers, students can take up Management or Communication Studies. For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate should have passed in 10+2 or its equivalent exam from recognised Board with minimum of 50% marks to get admission in a top college.

The best suited courses are - Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography/ Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies/ Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television Production/ Master of Arts in Cinematography/ Master of Communication Studies/ Master of Arts in Film & Television Production. Click here for the top colleges.

Film and Documentary Makers can work across different platforms such as feature films, documentaries, promotional films, TV commercials, music videos, etc. Their work involves acting, directing, producing, script writing, cinematography, sound recording, visual mixing, editing and so on.

2. Journalist

Journalists research, write, edit, proofread and file news features and articles for use on television, radio, magazines, journals and newspaper.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students can pick up any combination of subjects to pursue Journalism. If the school offers, students should ideally take up Legal Studies, Political Science or Communication Studies. For admission in a bachelor’s degree, students are required to have passed in 10+2 or its equivalent exam from a recognised Board with minimum of 50% marks to get admission in a top college.

The best suited courses are Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/ Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies/ Master of Arts in Journalism/ Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Click here for the top colleges.

Journalists have the opportunity to work in newspapers, magazines, websites, publishing houses and various other media agencies. Apart from this, freelance writing is also a lucrative option.

3. Media Planner

Media Planners identify which media platforms would best advertise a client's brand or product. They work within advertising agencies, media planning houses and buying agencies.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students can pick a combination of any four subjects. If the school offers, students can take up Management or Communication Studies. For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate should have passed in 10+2 or its equivalent exam from recognised Board with minimum of 50% marks to get admission in a top college.

The best suited courses are - Bachelor of Business Administration/ Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations/ Master of Business Administration/ Master of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations. Click here for top colleges.

Media Planners can work across press, television, radio and online media platforms. They are often the brand planners or communication planners of the business/ firm that they work for. Their work usually revolves around understanding the client’s advertising strategy and working with the creative agency team in developing media campaigns.

4. Media Presenter

Media Presenters are the hosts of television programmes and work on a huge range of subjects from history to news & entertainment.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students can pick a combination of any four subjects. If the school offers, students can take up Management or Communication Studies. For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate should have passed in 10+2 or its equivalent exam from recognised Board with minimum of 50% marks to get admission in a top college.

The best suited courses are - Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/ Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies/ Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Production/ Master of Arts in Journalism/ Master of Arts in Communication Studies/ Master of Arts in Broadcast Production. Click here for the top colleges.

Media Presenters deliver a variety of radio, television and live programs, including all music formats, interviews and talkback programs, news bulletins and sports programs. Areas of specialisation include sports commentator, disc jockey, newsreader, talkback announcer and political commentator.

5. PR & Communications Executive

Public Relations(PR) & Communications Executives act as liaisons between their employer or client and the public. They establish and maintain good-natured co-operative relationships with the media, consumers, the government, local communities and other public-interest groups.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students can pick a combination of any four subjects. If the school offers, students can take up Management or Communication Studies. For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate should have passed in 10+2 or its equivalent exam from recognised Board with minimum of 50% marks to get admission in a top college.

The best suited courses are - Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/ Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies/ Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations/ Master of Arts in Journalism/ Master of Arts in Communication Studies/ Master of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations. Click here for the top colleges.

PR and Communications Executives primarily build, maintain and protect the reputation of their clients. This is done through press releases, relationship-building and social media. They have the opportunity to manage new business pitches, advise on programme strategy, and help to ensure that the business is developing both financially and from a culture & service perspective.