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    I’m currently working as a multi-skilled operator and loving my job. Having the opportunity to work across different aspects of production such as autocue, VT and helping on the floor, is fantastic. I am learning constantly and delving into a number of roles, gaining skills and knowledge along the way. Long term my sights are set on being a Floor Manger. While I have the opportunity to work across many aspects of tv, what skills or areas do you think I should focus in on to help with progression as a AFM or FM in the future?

    Chloe 🙂

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    Katie Keates

    Hi Chloe,

    It’s fantastic you’re already working in various roles. I would suggest these are key areas to focus on:

    • Understanding the communication chain on a production between the Prod Manager -Producer- Director- FM – Cam Super – Sound Super – Presenter.
    • Understanding the order of a schedule and how an FM is key to keeping it moving by thinking ahead.
    – Observe how the productions that you’re working on pass down information from production to presenter. The FM is there to make that as a smooth a passage as possible.
    • Above everything it’s a “people” job! Meaning you have to be approachable, clear in your communication, able to listen.

    Hope this is of some help.


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