Creative iMedia 2024
R093 – The Media Industry: Sectors, Products and Jobs
The media industry is everywhere. It's complex and we need to be able to divide it up.
1.1 – Sectors in the Media Industry
To help simplify the media industry, we can divide it into sectors and sub-sectors.
There are two main sectors. Each sector is divided into four sub-sectors that you need to know about (there are more sub-setors, but you only need to know the four listed for each sector).
1.2 – Media Industry Products
The media industry produces a wide range of products.
You need to make sure that you know the basics about 13 or 14 different sorts of products produced by the media industry. Just makes sure that you know the real basics there's no need to know lots of detail about each of these, just what they are.
1.3 – Stages of Production
Projects are divided up into three stages of production – pre-production, production and post-production.
The jobs that get done in each stage are the interesting thing about this.
It's good to look at this through an example project. Remember that advert?
1.4 – Jobs in the Media Industry
There are lots of different jobs in the media industry.
You need to know a little bit about 19 jobs! These are divided into three groups.
Here's a little detail about each of the 19 jobs.