Media Careers

Most sounds you hear coming from television, movies, and video games were designed and created by someone with a special job. Here are some of the Media Careers in the field.

ADR Recordist ADR is Automated Dialogue Replacement. The ADR Recordist captures the dialogue actors produce in an ADR recording session.
ADR Supervisor ADR is Automated Dialogue Replacement. The ADR Supervisor identifies which dialogue needs to be replaced
ADR Mixer ADR is Automated Dialogue Replacement. The ADR Mixer runs the ADR session.
Audio Tool Developer (Video Games) The audio tools developer is a software engineer who works with the audio lead to develop and insert sounds into a video game.
Broadcast Engineer A broadcast engineer is a special kind of electrical engineer who works with radio and television broadcasting.
Director of Audio (Video Games) The game Audio Director oversees all the audio work on a project. This includes casting and recording voice-overs, original music, licensed music, sound effects for game objects and the user interface, and ambient environmental sounds.
Disk Jockey A radio disk jockey makes sure that their show runs smoothly and communicates with their audience. They must be organized and have a clear voice.
Film Score Conductor A film score conductor works in a sound studio with an orchestra. Their job is to make a score sound exactly as the composer wants. Unlike a symphony conductor, a film score conductor does very little personal interpretation.
Music Blogger A music blogger writes an online journal about some aspect of music. They may publish about new music they find, tips and tools for musicians, or trends they see in the music industry. To be successful, a blogger must find an audience and promote their work, which may take more time than writing their blog.
Music Critic A music critic writes about performers, recordings, concerts, and other events. They will write reviews, conduct interviews, and give their informed opinion on the topic. This career is also called a music journalist.
Music Journalist A music journalist writes about performers, recordings, concerts, and other events. They will write reviews, conduct interviews, and give their informed opinion on the topic. This career is also called a music critic.
Music Software Engineer A music software engineer is someone who writes the code that runs music production, mixing, notation, and composing software programs.
Music Supervisor A music supervisor blends the music and visual aspects of a project. They are responsible for everything related to the music in a visual project, from the budget to the musicians, and the placement of the music in the scenes.
Program Director A program director is someone who schedules the content on the radio. They decide how often a song is played and at what time it gets played.
Radio DJ A radio DJ is an on-air personality who entertains listeners and cues up the music selected by the radio programmer. This person usually has experience with the kind of music they play and in some formats, like classical, provides commentary on the selection.
Radio programmer A radio programmer is someone who schedules the content on the radio. They decide how often a song is played and at what time it gets played.
Radio Promoter A radio promoter uses their connections to get specific songs radio airtime. They may work for a label or get hired by an individual artist.

There are many Media Careers to choose from. This list can be a stepping stone for picking which of the media careers is right for you. For more information, email us at info@scholarshipauditions.com