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Right Brain Media Careers

There are a number of diverse career options for individuals who are right-brain dominant and want to pursue a career working in the media. We will discuss a few of these options.

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Careers in the Media for Right-Brained Individuals

Individuals who have a dominant right-brain personality are generally creative, flexible, and open-minded. If you are right-brained individual who is considering a career in the media, you may want to seek out jobs that capitalize on these characteristics. We will look at five career options that may be a good choice for right-brained individuals looking for careers in the media.

Job Title Median Salary (2016)* Job Growth (2016-2026)*
Television Reporter/Correspondent $37,820 (for all reporters and correspondents) -11% (for all reporters and correspondents)
Public Relations Manager $107,320 (for all public relations and fundraising managers) 10% (for all public relations and fundraising managers)
Art Director $89,820 7%
Announcer $30,830 -8%
Director $70,950 (for all producers and directors) 12% (for all producers and directors)

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Information About Careers in the Media for Right-Brained Individuals

Television Reporter/Correspondent

Reporters and correspondents who work for television stations are responsible for delivering all types of news to the public, often via live broadcast. They may report on both local and national newsworthy topics, sports, and the weather during news segments, as well as interview noteworthy guests both in the studio and in the field. This job may be a good fit for right-brained individuals, as working in live television as a reporter often requires flexibility and creativity if filming doesn't go according to plan, as well as an ability to conduct personable and interesting interviews. To become a reporter or correspondent, you will typically need a bachelor's degree in a field like journalism or communications.

Public Relations Manager

As a public relations (PR) manager, you will be in charge of handling a client's public image as portrayed in the media. Some of your responsibilities may include writing press releases, helping clients rebuild or create a public image, overseeing the creation of promotion of advertising campaigns, and directing other public relations staff. The duties and responsibilities associated with this job are typically quite varied, can change quickly, and often require the ability to multi-task and think on your feet, which right-brained individuals may be well-suited for. To become a public relations manager, you will generally need a bachelor's degree at a minimum, as many managers have their master's degree in a field like public relations or management.

Art Director

Art directors can work in many different fields, including ones associated with the media like film and television production, publishing, and public relations. While their specific role will depend on the field they work within, in general an art director is responsible for a creating a product's style and visual image, which may include designing film sets in the movie industry, creating all the visual elements in a PR campaign, and making decisions regarding the look and layout of a magazine. Regardless of the field, art directors typically draw upon a strong sense of creativity in their work and are able to manage many tasks at once, making this a good career option for right-brained individuals.

Announcer

Announcers often work at radio and television stations interviewing guests and providing commentary for events that listeners may be interested in, like political campaigns, sporting events, and breaking news. For right-brained individuals who enjoy talking and discussion, this job may be a good fit, as announcers must be adept interviewers and ask open-ended questions to encourage guests to talk. Creativity is also an important quality in announcing, as announcers often select the content for theirs shows. To become an announcer, you will usually need a bachelor's degree in communications or journalism.

Director

Directors usually work in the film, television, and theater industries and are responsible for making most of the creative decisions regarding the production. This could include making casting decisions, giving actors tips and directions on how to get into character, and making decisions regarding storyline development and scene selection. As directors have a number of varying responsibilities depending on the particular project they are working on and often have to wear more than one hat, this may be a good career path for right-brained individuals who are naturally flexible and good at multi-tasking. To become a director, you will usually need a bachelor's degree in a field related to film, though other degree options are possible.

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