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Working As An Assistant Producer

  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $49,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Assistant Producer Do

Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

Duties

Producers and directors typically do the following:

  • Select scripts or topics for a film, show, commercial, or play
  • Audition and select cast members and the film or stage crew
  • Approve the design and financial aspects of a production
  • Oversee the production process, including performances, lighting, and choreography
  • Oversee the postproduction process, including editing, special effects, music selection, and a performance’s overall tone
  • Ensure that a project stays on schedule and within budget
  • Promote finished works or productions through interviews, advertisements, and film festivals

Large productions often have associate, assistant, and line producers who share responsibilities. For example, on a large movie set an executive producer is in charge of the entire production, and a line producer runs the day-to-day operations. A TV show may employ several assistant producers to whom the head or executive producer gives certain duties, such as supervising the costume and makeup team.

Similarly, large productions usually employ several assistant directors, who help the director with tasks such as making set changes or notifying the performers when it is their time to go onstage. The specific responsibilities of assistant producers or directors vary with the size and type of production they work on.

Producers make the business and financial decisions for a motion picture, TV show, commercial, or stage production. They raise money for the project and hire the director and crew. The crew may include set and costume designers, film and video editors, a musical director, a choreographer, and other workers. Some producers may assist in the selection of cast members. Producers set the budget and approve any major changes to the project. They make sure that the production is completed on time, and they are ultimately responsible for the final product.

Directors are responsible for the creative decisions of a production. They select cast members, conduct rehearsals, and direct the work of the cast and crew. During rehearsals, they work with the actors to help them more accurately portray their characters. For nonfiction video, such as documentaries or live broadcasts, directors choose topics or subjects to film. They investigate the topic and may interview relevant participants or experts on camera. Directors also work with cinematographers and other crew members to ensure the final product matches the overall vision.

Directors work with set designers, costume designers, location scouts, and art directors to build a project’s set. During a film’s postproduction phase, they work closely with film editors and music supervisors to make sure that the final product comes out the way the producer and director envisioned. Stage directors, unlike television or film directors who document their product with cameras, make sure the cast and crew give a consistently strong live performance. For more information, see the profiles on actors, writers and authors, film and video editors and camera operators, dancers and choreographers, and multimedia artists and animators.

Although directors are in charge of the creative aspects of a show, they ultimately answer to producers. Some directors also share producing duties for their own films.

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How To Become An Assistant Producer

Most producers and directors have a bachelor’s degree and several years of work experience in an occupation related to motion picture, TV, or theater production, such as an actor, film and video editor, or cinematographer.

Education

Producers and directors usually have a bachelor’s degree. Many students study film or cinema at colleges and universities. In these programs, students learn about film history, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, and the filmmaking process. Others major in writing, acting, journalism, or communication. Some producers earn a degree in business, arts management, or nonprofit management.

Many stage directors complete a degree in theater and some go on to receive a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Classes may include directing, playwriting, set design, and acting. As of May 2015, the National Association of Schools of Theatre accredited more than 180 programs in theater arts.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Producers and directors might start out working in a theatrical management office as a business or company manager. In television or film, they might start out as an assistant or another low-profile studio job.

Advancement

As a producer’s or director’s reputation grows, he or she may work on larger projects that attract more attention or publicity.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Producers and directors must coordinate the work of many different people to finish a production on time and within budget.

Creativity. Because a script can be interpreted in different ways, directors must decide how they want to interpret it and then how to represent the script’s ideas on the screen or stage.

Leadership skills. A director instructs actors and helps them portray their characters in a believable manner. They also supervise the crew, who are responsible for the behind the scenes work.

Time-management skills. Producers must find and hire the best director and crew for the production. They make sure that all involved do their jobs effectively, keeping within a production schedule and a budget.

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Assistant Producer Career Paths

Assistant Producer
Producer Owner Creative Director
Marketing And Creative Director
6 Yearsyrs
Producer Production Manager
Vice President Of Production
8 Yearsyrs
Producer Production Manager Creative Director
Chief Creative Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Editor Designer Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Services Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Technical Writer Web Developer
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Editor Marketing Manager Marketing Manager/Project Manager
Digital Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Marketing Manager Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Producer Senior Editor Content Manager
Senior Content Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Production Manager Creative Director
Digital Director
9 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Senior Editor Content Manager
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Freelance Videographer/Editor Senior Editor Content Manager
Digital Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Public Relations Specialist
Media Relations Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Social Media Manager
Manager Of Digital Media
5 Yearsyrs
Freelance Videographer/Editor Writer Senior Copywriter
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Producer Director Director Of Strategy
Director Of Digital Strategy
10 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Social Media Manager Manager Of Digital Media
Digital Media Director
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Web Design/Development Web Manager
Ecommerce Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Studio Manager Traffic Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Marketing Manager Digital Marketing Manager
Digital Product Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Marketing Specialist Marketing Manager/Project Manager
Creative Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$49,000
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$37,000
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$49,000
Median 50%
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$63,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Entercom Communications
Highest Paying City
San Mateo, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.7 years
How much does an Assistant Producer make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Assistant Producer in the United States is $49,282 per year or $24 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $63,000.

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Real Assistant Producer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Producer TBWA Worldwide, Inc. Apr 22, 2013 $85,000
Assistant Producer Key Brand Entertainment, Inc. Jan 29, 2016 $83,470
Assistant Producer Original Productions LLC Sep 15, 2011 $78,523
Assistant Producer II Electronic Arts Inc. Sep 09, 2011 $68,016
Assistant Producer II Electronic Arts Inc. Sep 29, 2011 $68,016
Assistant Producer Lleju Productions and Films, LLC Dec 16, 2010 $64,140
Assistant Producer I Electronics Arts, Inc. Apr 02, 2012 $62,610
Assistant Producer Day O Productions Sep 30, 2011 $61,045
Assistant Producer Retromedia Entertainment Inc. Sep 11, 2010 $60,840
Assistant Producer All In One Productions (La) Inc. Sep 01, 2014 $59,584
Assistant Producer National Public Radio, Inc. Sep 30, 2010 $58,529 -
$65,764
Assistant Producer Little V, LLC Sep 03, 2016 $57,330
Assistant Producer SONY Computer Entertainment America LLC Sep 02, 2014 $57,018
Assistant Producer TBWA Worldwide Inc. Oct 01, 2010 $57,000
Assistant Producer Al Jazeera International (USA), Inc. Sep 18, 2014 $54,746 -
$72,030
Assistant Producer Michael Fox Productions, Inc. Sep 12, 2012 $53,156
Assistant Producer Michael Fox Productions, Inc. Sep 22, 2012 $53,156
Assistant Producer Elevator Repair Service Theater Inc. Jan 12, 2015 $52,968
Assistant Producer Key Brand Theatrical Group, Inc. Dec 14, 2015 $49,858
Assistant Art Producer (Digital Animator) Firefly Games, Inc. Dec 09, 2016 $46,500 -
$55,000
Assistant Producer Lleju Productions and Films, LLC Dec 16, 2010 $45,000
Assistant Producer Magusa Logistics, Corp. Mar 22, 2012 $41,740
Assistant Producer Adecco USA, Inc. Oct 01, 2009 $41,600
Assistant Producer Createthe Group, Inc. Aug 13, 2009 $40,000

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Top Skills for An Assistant Producer

  1. Video Production
  2. Web Content
  3. Audio Clips
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided assistance on video production and editing.
  • Produced web content for NWPR.org and social media content, print and video, for NWPR's Facebook page.
  • Edited daily audio clips for on-air play including TV audio, YouTube audio, commercial spots and guest liners.
  • Coordinated video shoots and production schedules for a 26 program education series.
  • Assisted in recording and editing of advertisements and on-air promotions.

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Top 10 Best States for Assistant Producers

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  2. New York
  3. California
  4. Alaska
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  8. Nevada
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Assistant Producer Demographics

Gender

Male

47.9%

Female

47.2%

Unknown

4.9%
Ethnicity

White

57.5%

Hispanic or Latino

17.5%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

9.6%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.0%

French

15.8%

Mandarin

6.3%

Portuguese

5.0%

Japanese

5.0%

Chinese

4.7%

Italian

4.4%

Arabic

4.1%

German

3.2%

Korean

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Cantonese

1.6%

Hebrew

0.9%

Swedish

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Indonesian

0.6%

Bengali

0.6%

Javanese

0.6%

Polish

0.6%

Turkish

0.3%
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Assistant Producer Education

Schools

New York University

13.7%

Temple University

6.3%

Syracuse University

5.9%

Seton Hall University

5.9%

San Francisco State University

5.5%

Full Sail University

5.5%

American University

5.5%

University of Texas at Austin

5.1%

Ithaca College

4.7%

Columbia College Chicago

4.7%

University of Florida

4.3%

Ohio University -

3.9%

Academy of Art University

3.9%

Emerson College

3.9%

Florida International University

3.9%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

University of Southern California

3.5%

New School

3.5%

Michigan State University

3.1%
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Majors

Communication

25.6%

Journalism

15.4%

Photography

12.6%

Business

5.1%

Digital Media

4.6%

English

3.9%

Theatre

3.1%

Political Science

2.9%

Graphic Design

2.8%

Public Relations

2.7%

Entertainment Business

2.6%

Marketing

2.6%

Music

2.4%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

2.4%

Fine Arts

2.3%

Agricultural Public Services

2.1%

Psychology

2.1%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Management

1.5%

History

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

71.3%

Masters

14.1%

Associate

6.6%

Certificate

3.1%

High School Diploma

2.9%

Diploma

1.5%

Doctorate

0.3%

License

0.2%
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