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About the Job

Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

It is also Called

  • YouTuber
  • Writer
  • Video Producer
  • Television Producer (TV Producer)
  • Television News Producer
  • Reporter
  • Radio Producer
  • Promotions Producer
  • Program Assistant
  • Production Supervisor
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What They Do

  • Obtain and distribute costumes, props, music, and studio equipment needed to complete productions.
  • Maintain knowledge of minimum wages and working conditions established by unions or associations of actors and technicians.
  • Develop marketing plans for finished products, collaborating with sales associates to supervise product distribution.
  • Plan and coordinate the production of musical recordings, selecting music and directing performers.
  • Produce shows for special occasions, such as holidays or testimonials.
  • Write and submit proposals to bid on contracts for projects.
  • Obtain rights to scripts or to such items as existing video footage.
  • Determine and direct the content of radio programming.
  • Negotiate contracts with artistic personnel, often in accordance with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Negotiate with parties, including independent producers and the distributors and broadcasters who will be handling completed productions.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CS.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Social environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Recognition and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.



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