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

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

Managers in publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts 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.


Index of titles

Example 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
  • Editorial chief
  • Editor-in-chief
  • Executive producer – video games
  • Executive producer – visual effects
  • Film and video executive producer
  • Film production manager
  • 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
  • Television station manager
  • Theatre company director
  • Theatre company manager
  • Theatre director
  • Video production company manager

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following 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.


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