Publishing, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Performing Arts Managers

(NOC 0512)

in All Management

Managers in this group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate operations within publishing firms, film, theatre and record production companies and broadcasting facilities. They work for radio and television stations, by newspaper, periodical and book publishing firms, and by film, theatre, record and video production companies.

Job Outlook

Limited

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  • Estimate Decline employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 5 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate High rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate -245 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 3210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “limited”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is below average when compared with other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent and jobseekers may face competition. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline moderately over the next few years, which will likely limit the number of new opportunities available. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Managers in Publishing, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and Performing Arts most commonly work full-time hours. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 68% of Managers in Publishing, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and Performing Arts who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $56,221. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

$4,397

Minimum

$39,027

Median

$121,196

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$16.70

Minimum

$45.17

Median

$58.17

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Managers in this group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate operations within publishing firms, film, theatre and record production companies and broadcasting facilities. They work for radio and television stations, by newspaper, periodical and book publishing firms, and by film, theatre, record and video production companies.

Job duties

Managers in this group:

  • Create systems and implement policies.
  • Plan and maintain production schedules.
  • Prepare and control budgets.
  • Hire and supervise staff.
  • Consult with government regulatory agencies to evaluate and review programs and policies, and to make sure activities meet regulations.
  • Approve development of articles, books, films, broadcasts, musical recordings and theatre productions, and work with authors, composers, producers and directors.

Sample job titles

  • ballet company director
  • book publishing manager
  • broadcasting manager
  • copyright manager
  • dance company director
  • editor-in-chief
  • managing editor
  • publishing manager
  • radio programming manager
  • radio station manager
  • television station manager
  • theatre company manager
  • video production company manager

Skills

You need good organizational and managerial skills. An ability to work under pressure is important. You must be decisive. You need to work well with others. Effective spoken and written communication skills are important.

Job requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in communications, broadcasting, journalism or other arts discipline.
  • Several years of experience within the publishing, film production, broadcasting or theatre industry are usually required.

Other considerations

None

By the numbers

Quick look

190

employed in 2016

84.2%

employed full-time

23.7%

self employed

42.1%
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57.9%
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51

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

91.2%

employed full-time

18.9%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

58.3%

Halifax

13.9%

North Shore

13.9%

Cape Breton

8.3%

Annapolis Valley

5.6%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

73.5%

Information and cultural industries

14.7%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

5.9%

Manufacturing

5.9%

Wholesale trade

What is the age of Employment?

31.0%

45-54

28.0%

55-64

21.0%

35-44

10.0%

25-34

5.0%

15-24

5.0%

65+

Compared to: All Management

30.7%

45-54

23.1%

35-44

21.7%

55-64

14.0%

25-34

7.8%

65+

Top levels of education

42.1%

Bachelor's degree

$71,423 median annual income
34.2%

College certificate or diploma

$35,401 median annual income
7.9%

High school

N/A
5.3%

Less than high school

N/A

Compared to: All Management

27.2%

Bachelor's degree

$71,875 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$42,294 median annual income
20.4%

College certificate or diploma

$50,256 median annual income
9.1%

Master's degree

$93,261 median annual income
7.2%

Trades certificate

$44,396 median annual income

Education & training

Broadcast journalism

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs via radio, television, and video/film media; and that prepares individuals to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, directors, and managers. These programs include courses in the principles of broadcast technology; broadcast reporting; on- and off-camera and microphone procedures and techniques; program, sound, and video/film editing; program design and production; media law and policy; and professional standards and ethics.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Community College - Ivany Campus

80 Mawiomi Place

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5

(902) 491-1100

English language and literature - General

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Institutions providing this program

Academy of Learning Career College - Halifax

6960 Mumford Road, Suite 155-1st Floor Mumford Professional Centre

Halifax, NS B3L 4P1

(902) 455-3395

Acadia University

15 University Avenue

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

(902) 542-2201

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

(902) 457-6117

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

(902) 420-5400

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus

5685 Leeds Street

Halifax, NS B3K 2T3

(902) 491-6722

Journalism - General

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. These programs include courses in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
PO Box 463
Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
Tel: (902) 670-0746 
Canadian Association of Broadcasters
770 - 45 O`Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 1A4
Tel: (613) 233-4035
Editors' Association of Canada
505-27 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1L2
Tel: (416) 975-1379
Fax: (416) 975-1637

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