Career outlook for TV production runner
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would work behind the scenes take care of all the little tasks that help a TV production run smoothly.
You could work in any area of film or TV production, such as:
- In the production office
- On a studio set or on location
- In an art department or animation studio
- In a post-production editing facility
The job can be very varied. You might:
- Collect and deliver equipment, scripts and other items
- Distribute messages and post, and run errands
- File and photocopy documents
- Answer the phone and greet visitors
- Drive vehicles around sets or between locations
- Find props
- Look after studio guests
- Keep sets clean and tidy
- Get lunches and make tea and coffee
Working as a runner is a common starting point in film and TV. You would get to see the different stages involved in production, gain experience and make the contacts you need to move on to other jobs in the industry.
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