Entertainment Careers

  • Interactive Art Director
    The ways that consumers choose to interact with media are changing and evolving at a more accelerated pace than ever before. To stay relevant and better engage with consumers, entertainment media companies employ artists and web developers who have the talent and expertise...
  • Jingle Writer
    Practiced in the short form of songwriting and an equally adept arranger, the jingle writer is a hired hand that specializes in composing music for advertisements, such as television and radio commercials. Whether exalting the wonders of toothpaste or an airline, this...
  • Key Costumer
    The key costumer is responsible for supervising the on-set activities of the wardrobe department, including managing personnel and maintaining the costume designer’s artistic vision.
  • Key Grip TH
    Best guess is the term “grip” comes from the old English theater, and referred to a tool bag or “bag of tricks.” When someone called for the grip, a technician would fetch the bag. Over time, “get the grip” was a call for the person with...
  • Key Makeup Artist
    Everyone wears makeup in the movies. Seriously, everyone. The work of a makeup artist on a film or television show is not limited to glam-ing up the leading lady or turning a walk-on actor into a decaying dead body on the autopsy table, the job is also utilitarian and...
  • Key Scenic Artist
    In film and television production, it is often cumbersome and costly to use authentic materials in set construction. Instead, wood paneling, marble countertops, or titanium alloy bulkheads are replicated and approximated with cheaper stand-ins. With help from the carpenters...
  • 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.
  • Lead Animator_thumb
    The lead animator at a game development studio is a mentor to the junior staff who guides and tutors the artists in evolving and developing their talent. This person is also the right hand of the animation director in supervising the staff toward completion of animation...
  • Lead Carpenter
    Filming is an involved and complicated process with numerous teams working in collaboration to bring the several logistical and creative pieces together. The set construction process is a small example of that; many skilled craftsmen and women work diligently to complete...
  • Lead Character Artist_thumb
    The lead character artist works under the supervision of the creative director and art director to lead the team of character artists in the creation of art assets and maintains the established aesthetic of the characters through the production process.
  • Lead Economics Designer
    If you are a hard-core gamer and have an aptitude for financial systems, then the natural combination of your interests and skills would surely make you the ideal candidate for a job as a lead economics designer for web-based games. MMOs like World of Warcraft and popular...
  • Lead Environment Artist_thumbnail
    The lead environment artist works under the management of the art director, and is responsible for supervising the staff of environment artists, tasked with supervising the creation of in-game scenery and assets like props, vehicles, buildings, and other architecture.
  • Lead Game Designer_thumb
    Every avid gamer thinks he or she is sitting on a surefire idea guaranteed to revolutionize the industry—not many ever get the chance to prove that genius to the world. Game designers are the rare breed with an all-consuming passion for playing games, but also the practical...
  • Lead Game Tester_thumb
    Game testing is an exact science, a process engineered to analyze a game objectively and pick out the harmful glitches that ruin the entertainment experience. To accomplish this mission requires a staff of meticulous and obsessive sleuths armed with keen eyes and an...
  • Lead Gameplay Programmer
    Combining the expertise of a game designer, combat systems designer, and AI programmer, the lead gameplay programmer is a generalist responsible for the concept and implementation of combat scenarios, puzzles, and gameplay logic.
  • Lead Level Designer_thumbnail
    The exact purview of the lead (senior) level designer can vary by company and project, but this person is generally concerned with taking the game design documentation and supervising the design of all the possible gameplay events and actions that take place within each...
  • Lead Lighting Artist_thumb
    Lighting is an important element in the creation of a game’s look and feel. An environment is not complete without the mood that is set by shadowy dark corners or bright rays across a vast landscape. In an effort to provide levels that feel realistic and enhance the overall...
  • Hired during pre-production by the paint coordinator or paint foreman on a film or television set, the lead painter is a senior member of the crew who shall take on the greatest responsibility for mentoring the staff at large and for setting the example for artistic ...
  • Lead Server Programmer_thumbnail
    Online gaming is a hugely popular market within the larger game industry, and the survival of an MMO or online RPG depends on the stability and speed of server-based systems. Ensuring that players are able to access their guilds and go on quests for treasure and world...
  • Leadman
    Set dressing is a simple task—place a dish there, a curtain here—that plays an important role in the realism and continuity of a film or television production. A bare set of walls or empty backlot street is not nearly as convincing or enveloping as a fully dressed...