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



Managers in this unit group 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.

Main 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.

All Titles

  • administrator of studio and broadcasting station
  • ballet company director
  • book publishing manager
  • broadcasting manager
  • broadcasting station manager
  • bureau chief – news agency
  • copyright and royalties manager
  • copyright manager – publishing
  • cost and royalties manager – publishing
  • dance company director
  • director, ballet company
  • director, dance company
  • director, opera company
  • director, publishing house
  • director, radio station operations
  • director, theatre company
  • editorial chief
  • editor-in-chief
  • executive producer, films and videos
  • film and video executive producer
  • film production manager
  • manager, book publishing
  • manager, copyright and royalties
  • manager, film production
  • manager, multimedia department
  • manager, news department
  • manager, newspaper
  • manager, publishing
  • manager, radio programming
  • manager, radio station
  • manager, television station
  • manager, theatre company
  • manager, video production company
  • managing editor
  • managing editor – newspaper or periodical
  • multimedia department manager
  • news department manager
  • newspaper manager
  • newspaper managing editor
  • opera company director
  • operations manager – broadcasting
  • operations manager – publishing
  • periodical managing editor
  • permission manager – publishing
  • program general manager – broadcasting
  • programming director – broadcasting
  • programming director – television
  • publications manager
  • publishing house director
  • publishing manager
  • radio programming manager
  • radio station manager
  • radio station operations director
  • royalties manager – arts
  • station manager, broadcasting
  • television station manager
  • theatre company director
  • theatre company manager
  • theatre director
  • video production company manager


  • Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations (5131)
  • Publishers (See 0016 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities)
  • Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015)



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