Are you passionate about a career where you can work with animals in Publishing, News, Media & Photography?

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We help you choose your dream career in Animal-related Media

Which careers deal with animal-related media?

There are many animal related careers where you can combine your creative side with your passion to work with animals. In this category we look at careers where you can use your skills to communicate messages to people, whether through what you write (books or online), or through pictures (photographs).

​Careers in this category deal with Publishing, News, Media & Photography. For those that love the fine arts, please see our Design & Art Section of Careers.

What can I Learn from each Career?

In-depth knowledge of a specific career is extremely important. Understanding everything about a career, like what will you be doing every day, what are the difficulties you might face, and what do I need to do to prepare for such a career, will all help you to decide on the BEST career for you.

Each career includes information to help you with the following questions:

  • What is the career about
  • What are the daily tasks?
  • Where will I be able to work?
  • Which skills are important?
  • What subjects do I need at School?
  • Where can I study for this career?
  • Which animals will I work with?
  • How can I prepare for the career while still in school?
  • Where can I volunteer for experience?
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Click on the name of the career for a short description of the career. When you want to learn more, click on the CAREER PAGE link.

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

​An Animal Blogger is a person that makes use of the internet to create a blog (digital news platform) to write, publish and promote animal related articles.

Most Bloggers write for their own blogs or websites, or contribute articles for blogs run by other websites.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

​An Animal Journalist researches and writes about animal related news stories for existing publications (paper or online).

Articles can be submitted to various forms of media, such as newspapers, online publications, magazines, newsletters or even nature TV programs.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

​An animal sound recordist is an individual who uses these skills and special sound recording equipment to capture or record the natural sounds made by animals, whether in captivity or out in nature. The recordings can then be used for different purposes.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

​A Video Editor takes raw footage and transforms it into a proper video or film, suitable to watch online, on mobile or even in cinemas. An Animal Video Editor works primarily within the animal documentary or film Environment.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A web designer designs the concept layout of a digital website, while using code and software to put the physical, working website together in a way that people can use it properly.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

An author is a person that writes and compiles books for reading or viewing. They might write the entire book themselves, or work together with other authors or writers. They may also write the content part of a book, which is filled with other media, such as photos and illustrations.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A camera operator is the person that uses a camera to shoot footage of animal scenes, used in different kinds of productions, such as nature films, documentaries, videos for zoos etc.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Wildlife

A conservation photographer combines the skills of nature or wildlife photography with the advancement of conservation causes. This means that they don’t just take pictures to show of the beauty of nature, and their skills, but to fight for good causes to help save certain species.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A content strategist is like the superstar in knowing what needs to be in a video, magazine, book or website. They use a wide range of skills and superior knowledge to advise content creators on what kind of stuff the viewers or readers will like the most.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

Content Writers develop written content for various types of media, including books, magazines, movies, plays, and television scripts.

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Minimum Entry Level: University Degree

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A copywriter is a marketing writer. They write content that is designed to promote or sell. Typically, this comes in the form of advertisements, case studies, direct mail, etc.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A documentary producer is a person that oversees the creation of an animal film or documentary. It’s like the boss that needs to make sure that the differently skilled workers create the right product.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

Environmental Journalists investigate environmental problems and their causes, report on environmental policy disputes, and make the public aware of these issues and the importance of a healthy planet.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A grant writer is responsible for the drafting and distribution of an organization’s proposal for grants.

Grants are gifted funds (money) that are awarded to non-profit companies and organizations by private and public foundations so that they can do all of their work.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

An interpreter translates speech in a specific language, into another different language for other people to understand.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A magazine editor is a person who plans, manages and produces magazines for readers, which includes animal related magazines.

They may be the manager within a company where they can delegate tasks, or create the magazines entirely by themselves.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A marketing and communications officer is an individual within an organization who compiles the messages used to communicate things to the public. They use different tools to market the messages, such as adverts, public relations activities and brochures.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

Online publication editors are specialists who plan, manage and produce online (digital) magazines for readers.

They will either lead the production as a manager within a larger company, or do everything themselves as the owner and creator.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

The usual explanation for a Pet Photographer is a very passionate person who is paid to take pictures of a person’s pet. But they are also the amazing people who take photos of domesticated animals for different kinds of clients, including magazines.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A proofreader ensures content is free of typographical, grammatical, spelling, punctuation, syntax, formatting and other such errors.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A public relations office is responsible for the overall image of the business, and communicating this image and all other related messages to the public.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A social media specialist is a person that uses skills and knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc) to create, market or promote a specific story.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A technical writer is someone who creates content that explains how to use a product or service. Some technical writers also document processes and procedures, such as the manufacturing process in a business.

Technical writers often work on user guides, instruction manuals, white papers, online help systems, e-books, instructional web pages, and sometimes video and e-learning.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

Translators convert the language contained in different publications, such as newspapers, books, TV, film and websites into a different language.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

An Underwater Videographer uses specially designed video cameras to film life under the sea.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A camera operator is the person that uses a camera to shoot footage of animal scenes, used in different kinds of productions, such as nature films, documentaries, videos for zoos etc.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

Wildlife filmmakers are individuals that make use of video recording to capture the behaviour of various kinds of wild animals for research and entertainment.

Wildlife filmmakers capture video footage, and in most cases also do the preliminary editing and production.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, all Wildlife

A Wildlife Photographer is a professional who takes photos of wildlife, mostly in their natural habitat, for publication or research.

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