Producers

What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Animation Producer, Associate Producer, Broadcast News Producer, Digital Media Producer, Director of Radio Services, Executive Producer, Film Producer, General Manager, Independent Video Producer, Morning News Producer, Morning Show Newscast Producer, News Producer, Newscast Producer, Producer, Production Manager, Production Supervisor, Promotions Producer, Radio Producer, Television News Producer, Television Producer (TV Producer), Video Producer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Producers and Directors in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Producers and Directors is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 9.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #32 in job growth rate
  • 240

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.8%)
  • Master's degree (13.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (59.6%)
  • Associate's degree (5.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (12.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (5.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.9%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Edit written materials.
  • Write informational material.
  • Select staff, team members, or performers.
  • Direct fundraising or financing activities.
  • Coordinate activities of production personnel.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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