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Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Announcers, Except Radio and Television
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Benchmark Title: Announcers, Radio and Television
Announcers in radio and television perform a variety of tasks on and off the air. They announce station program
information, such as program schedules and station breaks for commercials, or public service information, and they
introduce and close programs. Announcers read prepared scripts or ad-lib commentary on the air, as they present
news, sports, weather, time, and commercials. If a written script is required, they may do the research and
writing. Announcers also interview guests and moderate panels or discussions. Some provide commentary for the
audience during sporting events, at parades, and on other occasions. Announcers often are well known to radio and
television audiences and may make promotional appearances and remote broadcasts for their stations.
 
Benchmark Title: Broadcast Technicians
Broadcast technicians set up, operate, and maintain equipment that regulates the
signal strength, clarity, and range of sounds and colors of radio or television broadcasts. They also operate
control panels to select the source of the material. Technicians may switch from one camera or studio to another,
from film to live programming, or from network to local programming.
 
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture
Camera operators use television, video, or motion picture cameras to shoot a wide range of material, including
television series, studio programs, news and sporting events, music videos, motion pictures, documentaries, and
training sessions. Some camera operators film or videotape private ceremonies and special events. Those who record
images on videotape are often called videographers. Many are employed by independent television stations, local
affiliates, large cable and television networks, or smaller, independent production companies.
 
Benchmark Title: Film and Video Editors
Film and video editors edit soundtracks, film, and video for the motion picture,
cable, and broadcast television industries.
 
Benchmark Title: Sound Engineering Technicians
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators perform a variety of duties in small stations. In
large stations and at the networks, technicians are more specialized, although job assignments may change from day
to day. The terms ˘operator,÷ ˘engineer,÷ and ˘technician÷ often are used interchangeably to describe these jobs.
Workers in these positions may monitor and log outgoing signals and operate transmitters; set up, adjust, service,
and repair electronic broadcasting equipment; and regulate fidelity, brightness, contrast, volume, and sound
quality of television broadcasts.
 
 
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Job Family: Printing
Benchmark Title: Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders
Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders operate or tend binding machines that round, back, case, line stitch, press,
fold, trim, or perform other binding operations on books and related articles.
 
Benchmark Title: Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators
Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators set up or set up and operate machines that perform some or all of the
following functions in order to produce books, magazines, pamphlets, catalogs, and other printed materials:
gathering, folding, cutting, stitching, rounding and backing, supering, casing-in, lining, pressing, and trimming.
 
Benchmark Title: Bindery Workers
Bindery Workers set up or operate binding machines that produce books and other printed materials. Include hand
bindery workers. Excludes Bookbinders.
 
Benchmark Title: Bookbinders
Bookbinders perform highly skilled hand finishing operations, such as grooving and lettering to bind books.
 
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators
Camera Operators operate process camera and related darkroom equipment to photograph and develop negatives of
material to be printed.
 
Benchmark Title: Hand Compositors and Typesetters
Hand Compositors and Typesetters set up and arrange type by hand. Assemble and lock setup of type, cuts, and
headings. Pull proofs.
 
Benchmark Title: Job Printers
Job Printers set type according to copy; operate press to print job order; and read proof for errors and clarity of
impression, and correct imperfections. Job printers are often found in small establishments where work combines
several job skills.
 
Benchmark Title: Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators
Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators set up or set up and operate direct relief letterpresses, either sheet or
roll (web) fed, to produce single or multicolor printed material, such as newspapers, books, and periodicals.
 
Benchmark Title: Photoengravers
Photoengravers photograph copy, develop negatives, and prepare photosensitized metal plates for use in letterpress
and gravure printing.
 
Benchmark Title: Photograpghic Process Workers
Photographic Process Workers perform precision work involved in photographic processing, such as editing
photographic negatives and prints, using photo-mechanical, chemical, or computerized methods. This consolidated
benchmark includes Photographic Retouchers and Restorers, Photographic Reproduction Technicians, Photographic
Hand Developers and Film Laboratory Technicians.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Photographic Processing Machine Operators
Photographic Processing Machine Operators operate photographic processing machines, such as photographic printing
machines, film developing machines, and mounting presses.
 
Benchmark Title: Platemakers
Platemakers produce printing plates by exposing sensitized metal sheets to special light through a photographic
negative. May operate machines that process plates automatically.
 
Benchmark Title: Prepress Technicians and Workers
Prepress Technicians and Workers set up and prepare material for printing presses. Include prepress functions, such
as compositing, typesetting, layout, paste-up, camera operating, scanning, film stripping, and photoengraving.
 
Benchmark Title: Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders
Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders operate or tend various types of printing machines, such as offset
lithographic presses, letter or letterset presses, flexographic or gravure presses, to produce print on paper or
other materials such as plastic, cloth, or rubber.
 
Benchmark Title: Scanner Operators
Scanner Operatorso operate electronic or computerized scanning equipment to produce and screen film separations of
photographs or art for use in producing lithographic printing plates. Evaluate and correct for deficiencies in the
film.
 
Benchmark Title: Strippers
Strippers cut and arrange film into flats (layout sheets resembling a film negative of text in its final form)
which are used to make plates. Prepare separate flat for each color.
 
Benchmark Title: Typesetting and Composing Machine Operators/Tenders
Typesetting and Composing Machine Operators and Tenders operate or tend typesetting and composing equipment, such
as phototypesetters, linotype or monotype keyboard machines, photocomposers, linocasters, and photoletterers.
 
 
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Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
Using computer software, desktop publishers format and combine text, numerical data, photographs, charts, and other
visual graphic elements to produce publication-ready material. Depending on the nature of a particular project,
desktop publishers may write and edit text, create graphics to accompany text, convert photographs and drawings
into digital images and then manipulate those images, design page layouts, create proposals, develop presentations
and advertising campaigns, typeset and do color separation, and translate electronic information onto film or other
traditional forms. Materials produced by desktop publishers include books, business cards, calendars, magazines,
newsletters and newspapers, packaging, slides, and tickets. As companies have brought the production of marketing,
promotional, and other kinds of materials in-house, they increasingly have employed people who can produce such
materials.
 
Benchmark Title: Editors
Editors review, rewrite, and edit the work of writers. They may also do original
writing. An editorĂs responsibilities vary with the employer and type and level of editorial position held.
Editorial duties may include planning the content of books, technical journals, trade magazines, and other
general-interest publications. Editors also decide what material will appeal to readers, review and edit drafts of
books and articles, offer comments to improve the work, and suggest possible titles.
 
Benchmark Title: News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents
News analysts examine, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources. They also are called
newscasters or news anchors. News anchors present news stories and introduce videotaped news or live transmissions
from on-the-scene reporters. Some newscasters at large stations and networks specialize in a particular type of
news, such as sports or weather. reporters investigate leads and news tips, look at documents, observe events at
the scene, and interview people. Reporters take notes and also may take photographs or shoot videos. News
correspondents report on news occurring in the large U.S. and foreign cities where they are stationed. Reporters on
small publications cover all aspects of the news
 
Benchmark Title: Proofreaders and Copy Markers
Proofreaders and Copy Markers read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any
grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Exclude workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Include
proofreaders of Braille.
 
Benchmark Title: Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers
Public relations specialists handle organizational functions such as media, community, consumer, industry, and
governmental relations; political campaigns; interest-group representation; conflict mediation; or employee and
investor relations. They help an organization and its public adapt mutually to each other. However, public
relations are not only about telling the organizationĂs story. Understanding the attitudes and concerns of
consumers, employees, and various other groups also is a vital part of the job. To improve communication, public
relations specialists establish and maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer,
employee, and public interest groups, and with representatives from print and broadcast journalism.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Technical Writers and Editors
Technical writers put technical information into easily understandable language.
They prepare operating and maintenance manuals, catalogs, parts lists, assembly instructions, sales promotion
materials, and project proposals. Many technical writers work with engineers on technical subject matters to
prepare written interpretations of engineering and design specifications and other information for a general
readership. They plan and edit technical materials and oversee the preparation of illustrations, photographs,
diagrams, and charts.
 
Benchmark Title: Writers and Authors
Writers and authors develop original fiction and nonfiction for books, magazines, trade journals, online
publications, company newsletters, radio and television broadcasts, motion pictures, and advertisements.
 
 
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