TV or film directors work closely with all departments involved in a performance or show to coordinate the appearance of the set, the actors, the storyline etc. they will have overall responsibility for the way TV programmes and films are made. Many directors are freelance and will be paid a fee for each individual contract or project, rates can vary enormously. Hours can be unsociable and irregular.
A degree or HND in drama, English, music, performing arts would be an advantage. It is possible to work your way up from a runner, to a floor manager, assistant director and finally a director.
Creativity and imagination, good communication and people skills, good leadership abilities, able to make decisions, good problem solving abilities, able to keep calm under pressure, health and safety awareness.