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Q: What OTHER postions are available at Harpo for a graphic designer? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: What OTHER postions are available at Harpo for a graphic designer?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: csmgrl123-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 02 Oct 2006 08:21 PDT
Expires: 01 Nov 2006 07:21 PST
Question ID: 770151
I am a graphic designer interested in applying for a different
position OTHER THAN graphic designs at the the tv sation--Harpo
studios?what other positions could I tweak my resume for that I could
transition into with the skills I already have. I have never worked at
a TV stations and have no idea what positions are available there. My
background is design?therefore I am up to date on trends and style,
what  positions might be available at a TV station such as Harpo that
I could transition into and tweak my resume for.
Subject: Re: What OTHER postions are available at Harpo for a graphic designer?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 02 Oct 2006 20:10 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

This was an enjoyable question to work on...thanks for posting it.

The jobs that would be most relevant for you are, of course, the ones
that are the best match for your skill set and personality.

For instance, many graphic designers become very proficient with
computers, printers, monitors, and networks as a necessary adjunct of
producing and printing true-color graphic works from very complex
pieces of software.  If this is a particular strength of yours, then
some computer-related jobs might be attractive.

If you've mastered websites and HTML, then a Website Design position
might be just the ticket.
On the other hand, if your strengths lean more to design
sensibilities, then a number of so-called "creative" job titles may be
more approriate.

I looked through job title listings at several studios -- Harpo
Productions, E! Entertainment Television, and Fox Television.  Not all
job titles at these studios are found on the internet, of course, but
collectively, they give a good overview of the types of positions at
these operations.  I also looked over job titles at a few magazines,
as well.

Here are some of the titles I came across.   For some of them, I've
also included a link to a job description.  Many (but not all) of the
descriptions are from a site called O*NET, which is a Department of
Labor sponsored site with extensive listings of job titles and their
associated skill sets.

Some jobs to consider are:

Art Director
Here's the O*NET link:

Creative Director

Yes, it's a real job title at E! Online, but no job description found.
 However, check out this nice link of major titles at E!:

Graphic Designer

Manager, Information Technology

Multimedia Art Director

Program Director

Set Designer

Style Critic
Style Director
Style Editor
Style Reporter
All writer-oriented jobs with a focus on style...if you have strong
writing skills, you can consider these as well:

Vice President Creative Services

Website designer

Of course, bear in mind that all the senior-level postions have the
equivalent of "Assistant to the..." job titles as well.  Depending on
what level of job is most appropriate to your background, you can aim
for the executive positions, or for those a rung or two lower on the
organizational ladder.

I trust this information fully meets your needs.

However, if there's anything else I can do for you, just let me know
by posting a Request for Clarification, and I'm at your service.

Best of luck in your career explorations.


search strategy -- searched Google and speciality job sites for Harpo
Productions, and other studio and magazine job listings, with a wide
variety of search terms.
csmgrl123-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Good answer...Thanks for all your hard work. I will Definitely  be
reviewing these job titles and see what best suits me.

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