Photographers, Audio-visual and Broadcasting Equipment Operators

Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.


New workers
£ 14,563
£ 24,800
£ 50,633

Available jobs

In the past year there were 38,880 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Operates sound mixing and dubbing equipment to obtain desired mix, level and balance of sound.

  • Manages health and safety issues.

  • Operates equipment to record, edit and play back films and television programmes.

  • Checks operation and positioning of projectors, vision and sound recording equipment, and mixing and dubbing equipment.

  • Controls transmission, broadcasting and satellite systems for television and radio programmes, identifies and solves related technical problems.

  • Takes, records and manipulates digital images and digital video footage.

  • Photographs subject or follows action by moving camera.

  • Operates scanning equipment to transfer image to computer and manipulates image to achieve the desired effect.

  • Inserts lenses and adjusts aperture and speed settings as necessary.

  • Arranges subject, lighting, camera equipment and any microphones.

  • Selects subject and conceives composition of picture or discusses composition with colleagues.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Photography

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Image Editing

  • Zoom (Video Conferencing Tool)

  • Digital Single-Lens Reflex Cameras

  • Marketing

  • Adobe Flash

  • Broadband

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Videography

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Editing

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Self-Motivation

  • Time Management

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.