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Working As A Content 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

  • Stressful

  • $67,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Content 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 A Content 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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Content Producer Career Paths

Content Producer
Video Producer Production Manager Creative Director
Marketing And Creative Director
6 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Production Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Marketing And Public Relations
6 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Owner Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Social Media Manager Owner Creative Director
Chief Creative Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Social Media Manager Content Strategist Content Manager
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Social Media Manager Sales And Marketing Manager Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Producer Senior Editor Content Manager
Senior Content Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Producer Senior Editor Senior Copywriter
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Producer Senior Editor
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Managing Editor Content Manager
Digital Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Co-Founder Digital Marketing Manager
Director Of Digital Strategy
10 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Marketing Consultant Digital Marketing Consultant
Digital Marketing Strategist
5 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Studio Manager Traffic Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Communications Manager Digital Marketing Manager
Digital Product Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Communications Manager Art Director Media Director
Digital Media Director
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Communications Consultant Marketing And Communication Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Studio Manager Traffic Manager
Creative Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Content Strategist Strategist Media Supervisor
Manager Of Digital Media
5 Yearsyrs
Content Strategist Web Content Manager Web Manager
Ecommerce Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$67,000
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$44,000
Min 10%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Entercom
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a Content Producer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Content Producer in the United States is $67,263 per year or $32 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $44,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $102,000.

Real Content Producer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Content Producer Bartle Bogle Hegarty LLC New York, NY Jan 26, 2015 $125,000
Senior Content Producer Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Inc. New York, NY Jun 01, 2015 $125,000
Interactive Content Producer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 05, 2016 $117,000 -
$151,000
Producer, Artistic Content The Fred Rogers Company New York, NY Oct 01, 2014 $116,230
Executive Content Producer B-Reel Inc. New York, NY Jan 06, 2016 $102,800
Interactive Content Producer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 15, 2014 $102,000 -
$122,000
Senior Content Producer Anomaly Partners LLC New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $95,000
Senior Content Producer Business Insider, Inc. New York, NY Jun 06, 2016 $88,000 -
$93,000
3D Content Producer Roomored LLC New York, NY Jun 01, 2016 $85,275
3D Content Producer Roomored LLC New York, NY May 20, 2015 $85,000
Senior Content Producer Made By Legends Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $83,480
Content Producer II (SR. News Editor) Yahoo! Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 19, 2016 $77,147 -
$105,300
Content Producer Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Inc. New York, NY Oct 28, 2015 $75,000
Assistant Content Producer BBDO USA LLC New York, NY Sep 27, 2013 $70,000
Executive Video Content Producer Peerspace, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 16, 2014 $66,602
Lead Commercial Content Producer Lonely Planet Publications Inc. Franklin, TN Dec 01, 2013 $65,750
Lead Commercial Content Producer Lonely Planet USA LLC Franklin, TN Jan 20, 2014 $65,750
Creative Content Producer Content Originals Inc. West Hollywood, CA Jun 06, 2016 $63,482
Video Content Producer Valence NYC Inc. New York, NY Apr 01, 2015 $62,610
Content Producer Yahoo! Inc. Coral Gables, FL Sep 17, 2014 $56,326 -
$85,600
Editorial Content Producer Precision Global Consulting Inc. Santa Monica, CA May 24, 2010 $55,000
Associate Content Producer Plus Productions LLC Santa Monica, CA Sep 16, 2016 $52,624 -
$55,000

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Top Skills for A Content Producer

  1. Web Content
  2. Video Production
  3. Online
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  • Created keyword-specific marketing, promotional, and informational web content.
  • Manage all photo/video production equipment on-location including, cameras, lighting kits, microphones and stabilizers.
  • Gathered and moderated online communities for web publishers, structured media partnerships, and managed and mentored contributing writers and editors.
  • Worked to curate both the station Twitter and Facebook page, including integrating social media response into daily newscasts.
  • Resized web images using Adobe Photoshop for faster page loading times.

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Top 10 Best States for Content Producers

  1. New York
  2. District of Columbia
  3. California
  4. Connecticut
  5. Georgia
  6. Maryland
  7. New Jersey
  8. Washington
  9. Minnesota
  10. Nevada
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Content Producer Demographics

Gender

Male

51.2%

Female

35.2%

Unknown

13.7%
Ethnicity

White

59.1%

Hispanic or Latino

17.5%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

8.4%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.6%

French

17.2%

Japanese

5.2%

Mandarin

4.3%

Italian

4.3%

German

3.4%

Russian

2.6%

Korean

2.6%

Arabic

2.6%

Portuguese

1.7%

Chinese

1.7%

Cantonese

1.7%

Filipino

0.9%

Hebrew

0.9%

Malay

0.9%

Hindi

0.9%

Tagalog

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Hmong

0.9%
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Content Producer Education

Schools

New York University

10.5%

Temple University

7.3%

Syracuse University

6.6%

Full Sail University

6.3%

University of Southern California

5.6%

Emerson College

5.6%

University of Missouri - Columbia

5.2%

Columbia College Chicago

4.9%

University of Texas at Austin

4.9%

University of Washington

4.5%

California State University - Fullerton

4.2%

University of California - Los Angeles

4.2%

Northeastern University

4.2%

School of Visual Arts

3.8%

Northwestern University

3.8%

San Francisco State University

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.8%

Pennsylvania State University

3.8%

Academy of Art University

3.5%

University of Florida

3.5%
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Majors

Communication

20.4%

Journalism

17.0%

Photography

15.7%

English

7.8%

Business

4.6%

Writing

4.5%

Marketing

3.1%

Digital Media

3.0%

Fine Arts

2.7%

Public Relations

2.7%

Graphic Design

2.5%

Entertainment Business

2.1%

Political Science

2.1%

Agricultural Public Services

2.0%

Psychology

1.9%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

1.8%

Computer Science

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Music

1.4%

Theatre

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

65.4%

Masters

16.9%

Other

11.3%

Associate

2.7%

Certificate

2.5%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.2%
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