Creative and media

  • Actor

    Actors use speech, movement and expression to bring characters to life in theatre, film, television and radio.

  • Advertising account executive

    Account handler

    Advertising account executives provide the link between an advertising agency and its clients.

  • Advertising account planner

    Strategic planner

    Advertising account planners develop and plan advertising campaigns to make sure they reach the right audience.

  • Advertising art director

    Creative

    Art directors design the visual side of advertising campaigns for all kinds of media including film, TV, web or print.

  • Advertising copywriter

    Copywriter, creative, advertiser

    Advertising copywriters produce words for print, TV, radio and online adverts.

  • Advertising media buyer

    Media buyer

    Media buyers book advertising space in newspapers and magazines, and on TV, radio and the internet.

  • Advertising media planner

    Advertising media planners decide which media is best suited to advertising their client's products or services.

  • Animator

    Animators bring drawings and computer generated characters to life on screen.

  • Antique Dealer

    Antique dealers buy and sell old objects and collectors' items.

  • Architect

    Architects design new buildings and the spaces around them, and work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings.

  • Architectural technician

    Architectural technicians work closely with architectural teams on the design process of building projects.

  • Architectural technologist

    Building technologist

    Architectural technologists manage all stages of the technical design and planning process of building projects.

  • Archivist

    Curator, records manager

    Archivists look after and preserve collections of historical records and documents.

  • Art editor

    Art editors use words and images to make magazines look good and easy to read.

  • Art gallery curator

    Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects.

  • Art therapist

    Art psychotherapist

    Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities.

  • Art valuer

    Art valuers give advice on how much a piece of art or a collection of art is worth.

  • Arts administrator

    Arts administrators help to organise events and exhibitions, manage staff, and look after buildings like theatres or museums.

  • Audio-visual technician

    AV technician

    Audio-visual technicians install and operate visual, sound and lighting equipment at conference centres, schools, colleges and events.

  • Blacksmith

    Forge worker, artist blacksmith

    Blacksmiths work with different metals to make and repair decorative, industrial and everyday items.

  • Bookbinder

    Print finisher

    Bookbinders turn printed paper into books and catalogues using machines, and traditional hand binding methods for specialist books.

  • Bookseller

    Booksellers buy books from publishers or wholesalers and sell them to customers.

  • Broadcast engineer

    Broadcast engineers make sure television, radio and online programmes are broadcast at the right times and are high quality.

  • Broadcast journalist

    Broadcast journalists research and present news stories and factual programmes on TV, radio and the internet.

  • CAD technician

    Computer-aided design (CAD) technicians use software to design buildings, machinery, goods and components.

  • Ceramics designer-maker

    Ceramics designer-makers design and create products made from clay.

  • Choreographer

    Choreographers design sequences of steps and movements, usually accompanied by music, for dancers and other artists to perform.

  • Cinema projectionist

    Cinema projectionists operate the equipment that shows films in cinemas.

  • Circus performer

    Circus performers entertain audiences with displays of skills like acrobatics and clowning.

  • Classical musician

    Classical musicians and singers perform music in concert, or on film, TV, or radio recordings.

  • Commissioning editor

    Commissioning editors commission or buy authors, book titles or ideas for publication.

  • Community arts worker

    Community arts workers help local communities plan and take part in activities like drama, dance, painting and photography.

  • Computer games tester

    Games tester, quality assurance tester, video games tester

    Computer games testers play computer games to check they work, and find and record problems or ‘bugs’.

  • Conference and exhibition manager

    Conference organiser

    Conference and exhibition managers plan and run events like trade shows, conferences and exhibitions.

  • Conservator

    Conservation officer

    Conservators preserve and restore historical objects, artworks and buildings.

  • Copy editor

    Copy editors check text before it's published in books, journals and websites.

  • Costume designer

    Costume designers are responsible for the overall look of the clothes and costumes in theatre, film or television productions.

  • DJ

    Disc jockey, djay

    DJs play music for audiences in live venues, at events or on the radio.

  • Dance teacher

    Dance teachers train and develop their pupils in all types of dance.

  • Dancer

    Dancers use movement to perform for live audiences or in recorded performances.

  • Design and development engineer

    Research engineer, industrial designer

    Design engineers improve product performance and efficiency while researching and developing new manufacturing ideas and systems.

  • Digital marketer

    Online marketing executive, digital marketing executive, internet marketing officer, digital marketing officer

    Digital marketers promote brands, products and services through social media, websites and apps.

  • Director of photography

    DP, DoP, cinematographer

    Directors of photography (DoPs) manage lighting and camera crews on TV and film productions to create the right look and feel for images.

  • Dressmaker

    Seamstress, seamster

    Dressmakers create made-to-measure clothing like dresses, trousers and blouses for their customers.

  • Drone pilot

    Unmanned aerial vehicle pilot, UAV pilot

    Drone pilots remotely operate aircraft used in work like surveying, filmmaking and aerial photography.

  • Editorial assistant

    Publishing assistant

    Editorial assistants provide support at all stages of the publication process for books, journals, magazines and online content.

  • Entertainer

    Entertainers perform for audiences in stage, cabaret or comedy shows.

  • Entertainment agent

    Entertainment manager, talent agent

    Entertainment agents promote careers in the entertainment industry and manage performers' and other professionals' business affairs.

  • Ergonomist

    Human factors specialist

    Ergonomists help to make sure that equipment and machinery is safe and easy to use.

  • Exhibition designer

    Exhibition designers work with organisations and individuals to turn their ideas into engaging displays.

  • Fashion design assistant

    Fashion design assistants help designers to create new materials, styles, colours and patterns for fashion brands and labels.

  • Fashion designer

    Fashion designers design clothing and fashion ranges.

  • Fashion model

    Fashion models promote clothing and accessory brands at fashion events and in magazines and digital media.

  • Fine artist

    Fine artists create original works of art using methods like painting, drawing and sculpture.

  • Florist

    Florists sell flowers and design bouquets for weddings, funerals and special occasions.

  • Footwear designer

    Footwear designers create new designs and sample patterns for men's, women's and children's footwear.

  • Franchise owner

    Franchisee

    Franchise owners are self-employed people who've bought a licence to operate a business under an established company's brand.

  • French polisher

    French polishers use traditional skills to treat wood and restore furniture and items like staircases, doors and musical instruments.

  • Furniture designer

    Furniture designers create designs for mass-produced furniture, furniture made in small batches and one-off pieces.

  • Furniture maker

    Cabinet maker, craft woodworker

    Furniture makers make and restore items like chairs, tables, beds and display cabinets.

  • Furniture restorer

    Furniture restorers repair and conserve modern and antique pieces of furniture.

  • Glassmaker

    Glass decorator, finisher

    Glassmakers produce a variety of objects from windows, for buildings and vehicles, to bottles, crystal vases and test tubes.

  • Graphic designer

    Graphic designers create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays.

  • Illustrator

    Illustrators produce drawings, paintings or diagrams for use in products like books and greetings cards, or on packaging.

  • Image consultant

    Image consultants advise individuals on their appearance and how to make an impact.

  • Indexer

    Indexers build up lists of searchable terms for things like books, magazines, reports, websites and photographic collections.

  • Interior designer

    Interior designers plan and supervise the layout and decoration of the inside of buildings.

  • Jewellery designer-maker

    Silversmith

    Jewellery designers plan and create jewellery, silverware and other decorative products.

  • Knitter

    Machine knitter, industrial knitter

    Knitters produce garments, soft furnishings and accessories by hand and on knitting machines.

  • Landscape architect

    Landscape architects plan, design, create and manage the landscapes we live and work in.

  • Leather craftworker

    Leather worker, saddler

    Leather craftworkers make clothes, shoes and accessories from leather, using traditional methods.

  • Lighting technician

    Gaffer

    Lighting technicians set up and operate lighting for concerts, conferences and theatre, or in film and TV productions.

  • Live sound engineer

    Live sound engineers control the sound at events like theatre performances, music concerts and festivals.

  • Magazine journalist

    Magazine journalists research and write news articles and features for a wide variety of publications.

  • Make-up artist

    Make-up designer

    Make-up artists apply make-up and style hair for people appearing on camera or in front of a live audience.

  • Market research data analyst

    Data analyst, research analyst, market intelligence analyst, statistician, data insight professional

    Market research data analysts study statistics and information collected through surveys.

  • Market research executive

    Market research executives help clients find out about people's views on consumer products or political and social issues.

  • Market researcher

    Market researcher interviewer

    Market researchers interview people to find out what they think about products, services or issues.

  • Marketing director

    Managing director

    Marketing directors plan ways to promote products or brands and increase their company's share of the market.

  • Marketing executive

    Marketing officer, assistant marketing planner

    Marketing executives promote a company's products, services or brand.

  • Marketing manager

    Brand manager, account manager

    Marketing managers plan how to promote products, services or brands and oversee all marketing activity.

  • Media researcher

    Media researchers support producers by finding information, people and places for television or radio programmes.

  • Medical illustrator

    Clinical photographer

    Medical illustrators produce photographs, videos and graphical images for use in healthcare.

  • Model maker

    Model makers design and create 3D models for TV and film, and for use in engineering, construction and architecture.

  • Museum curator

    Museum curators manage collections of objects of artistic, scientific, historical and general interest.

  • Music promotions manager

    Music promotions managers publicise recording artists or live music events.

  • Music teacher

    Music teachers give music lessons to people of all ages and abilities.

  • Music therapist

    Music therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional well-being, relieve stress and build confidence.

  • Musical instrument maker and repairer

    Musical instrument makers and repairers create new musical instruments or repair ones that have been damaged.

  • Naval architect

    Naval architects design, construct, refit and repair marine vessels and offshore structures.

  • Newspaper journalist

    Reporter, press officer

    Newspaper journalists investigate and write up stories for local, regional and national newspapers.

  • Newspaper or magazine editor

    Newspaper and magazine editors manage the style and content of printed publications.

  • Pattern cutter

    Pattern cutters create pattern templates based on drawings from a fashion designer to make clothes.

  • Photographer

    Photographers take and process pictures of people, places, products and events.

  • Photographic stylist

    Photographic stylists use clothes, props and accessories to dress sets and create the right 'look' and mood for a photo shoot.

  • Photographic technician

    Photographic assistant

    Photographic technicians help photographers and produce images from digital files.

  • Picture framer

    Picture framers mount items like photographs, paintings and other artwork for display.

  • Pop musician

    Pop musicians perform and record different styles of music.

  • Pre-press operator

    Pre-press technician

    Pre-press operators work in the printing industry, getting artwork from a client and supplying the printing plates used on a press.

  • Product designer

    Industrial designer, 3D designer, prototype designer, inventor

    Product designers create new products and improve existing ones.

  • Prop maker

    Prop designer, prop builder

    Prop makers create objects for use in films, TV programmes and the theatre.

  • Public relations director

    PR director, PR account director, communications director

    Public relations (PR) directors manage communications campaigns and strategy for their organisation or clients.

  • Public relations officer

    PR officer, PR executive, communications officer, press officer

    Public relations (PR) officers manage an organisation's public image and reputation.

  • Radio broadcast assistant

    Radio broadcast assistants help make sure that live and recorded radio programmes run smoothly.

  • Reprographic assistant

    Print room operator

    Reprographic assistants use photocopiers and printers to make documents, brochures, leaflets and pictures.

  • Retail merchandiser

    Retail merchandisers make sure that goods are in the right stores, or online, at the right time and the right price.

  • Roadie

    Technical support staff, technical support crew, road crew

    Roadies help stage music concerts, setting up before the show, looking after instruments and packing away afterwards.

  • Sales manager

    Sales managers organise, coach and lead teams of sales representatives to work towards agreed targets.

  • Sample machinist

    Sample machinists make samples of garments to show designers or customers how finished items will look.

  • Screenwriter

    Screenwriters write the stories for feature films, TV programmes and computer games.

  • Set designer

    Draughtsperson

    Set designers design and create the settings for commercials, television, theatre and films.

  • Sewing machinist

    Machinist

    Sewing machinists stitch pieces of material together to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings.

  • Signwriter

    Signwriters produce signs by hand and with machines for display on shops, businesses and company vehicles.

  • Singing teacher

    Singing coach

    Singing teachers teach vocal skills, singing, music theory and musical appreciation to individuals and groups.

  • Sports commentator

    Sports announcer, sports presenter, pundit

    Sports commentators describe what's happening at sporting events to listeners and viewers and offer their opinions.

  • Stage manager

    Stage managers makes sure the sets, equipment and props are ready for the opening of a performance.

  • Stagehand

    Stage technician, backstage crew member

    Stagehands help to get things ready on set for performances in the theatre, at concerts and in TV and film studios.

  • Stonemason

    Stonemasons carve blocks of stone, and lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects.

  • Studio sound engineer

    Audio engineer, recording engineer

    Sound engineers work in studios and make recordings of music, speech and sound effects.

  • Stunt performer

    Stunt performers stand in for actors when the script calls for anything dangerous or specialised to be done on a film or TV set.

  • Sub-editor

    Subs

    Sub-editors check written content before it's published in newspapers, magazines and on websites.

  • TV or film assistant director

    AD

    Assistant directors support directors by organising and planning everything on TV or film sets.

  • TV or film camera operator

    Camera operators record images for film, television, commercials and online.

  • TV or film director

    Movie director, television director, director

    TV and film directors lead the creative and technical production for cinema and television.

  • TV or film producer

    TV and film producers look after the business side of productions.

  • TV or film production assistant

    Assistant production co-ordinator

    Production assistants support producers in making film or TV programmes.

  • TV or film production manager

    Production managers take care of the business, financial and recruitment side of film and television productions.

  • TV or film production runner

    TV and film runners work behind the scenes, doing small jobs and basic tasks to help productions run smoothly.

  • TV or film sound technician

    Production mixer, audio recordist

    Sound technicians are responsible for recording the voices and background noise on TV and film shoots.

  • TV presenter

    Television presenter

    TV presenters introduce and host programmes, interview people and report on issues and events.

  • Tailor

    Tailors design and make one-off suits, jackets and coats for individual customers. They also alter and repair clothes.

  • Tattooist

    Body artist

    Tattooists create permanent artwork on their clients' bodies.

  • Taxidermist

    Animal artist

    Taxidermists preserve mammals, birds, reptiles and fish for display in museums or private collections.

  • Technical author

    Technical copywriter, technical editor

    Technical authors write documents and guides that explain how to use products and services.

  • Technical textiles designer

    Technical textiles designers research, create and test textiles for use in healthcare, manufacturing and construction materials.

  • Textile designer

    Textile designers create fabric designs and patterns for woven, knitted and printed materials for clothes and interior furnishings.

  • Textiles production manager

    Textiles manufacturing manager

    Textiles production managers look after all stages of textiles manufacturing.

  • Translator

    Translators convert the written word from the 'source language' into the 'target language', making sure that the meaning is the same.

  • Upholsterer

    Upholsterers pad, cover and re-cover furniture with materials like leather, suede or cotton.

  • Video editor

    Film editor

    Video editors bring together images and sound for use in film, TV and online productions.

  • Visual merchandiser

    Window dresser, display assistant

    Visual merchandisers design eye-catching product displays and store layouts to encourage sales.

  • Vlogger

    Video blogger

    Vloggers create videos about their life or special interests and add them to their social media channels.

  • Wardrobe assistant

    Wardrobe assistants help to make, find and look after clothes and costumes used in theatre, film and TV productions.

  • Web content editor

    Content designer, web content designer, digital editor, online content producer

    Web content editors research, write and manage an organisation’s online content, including text, images, video and other media.

  • Web designer

    Digital designer

    Web designers use their creative and technical skills to design new websites and redesign existing ones.

  • Writer

    Author

    Writers produce creative work, including novels, children's books, scripts, poetry and travel and technical writing.