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Kid Tested: Dr. Alison Bryant

Kids’ tastes change radically in the blink of an eye, which is what keeps Dr. Alison Bryant coming to work everyday. Bryant is the founder and president of PlayCollective, a strategy, research, and design firm that helps organizations understand how to engage their target audience with entertainment and education products. While adults can simply be asked about their feelings on a specific product, discerning whether children will connect is a tougher challenge.

Consumer Researcher

A consumer researcher is responsible for conducting market research studies, analyzing the collected data to draw relevant conclusions, and reporting that data back to the interested parties. In the entertainment industry, consumer researchers are most often hired to provide insight into audience behavior and purchasing activities.

Usability Researcher

Quality assurance testers are concerned with quantitative information, identifying and recording bugs in a game’s programming. Usability researchers, on the other hand, aim to track the qualitative response of a player, measuring the enjoyment factor when interacting with the game.

Label Copy Coordinator

Proper credit for work performed in the production of a music recording is just as important to contributors as the payment they receive. Responsible for compiling this information and disseminating it within the record label is the label copy coordinator.

Musicologist

You can do more than teach with an education in musicology. The academic study of the art of music is an immensely useful pursuit that can lead to a career in music publishing, music supervision, and numerous other positions in the entertainment field.

Clearance Coordinator

In the entertainment and media industries, clearing a property refers to the practice of securing permission to use copyrighted material or personal likeness, or researching a property to ensure that there are no ownership claims and disputes. This is a necessary step in reproducing or appropriating work such as photographs, songs, television clips, or names.

Dramaturg

Merriam-Webster defines dramaturgy as the art or technique of dramatic composition and theatrical representation, but that gives little indication as to what a dramaturg actually does. In American theater the job description is often very loosely defined, but generally refers to the member of the company in charge of historical research.

Film Archivist

In over a century of filmmaking, there have been thousands upon thousands of scenes put to film. To preserve this long and rich cinematic history, film archivists are on the job. A lot like a movie librarian, a film archivist makes sure that films are preserved for future generations to enjoy or, in the case of bad films, to wonder what the filmmaker and audiences of the time were thinking.