I help meaningful documentaries get seen by a national television audience.
I get to my cubicle and start emailing filmmakers, TV stations, and TV distributors to make sure everyone has everything they need -- from tapes to contracts to promotional materials. The creative part of my job involves writing publicity materials and designing graphics. I also watch a LOT of films to see which projects we should work on. I travel to conferences around the U.S. three times a year.
Here's the first step for college students
Get an internship at a TV station. In this industry, interns frequently get hired.
"You're so good at [piano / math / drawing / astronomy / writing / etc.], you should do that for a living!"