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Top Freelance Producer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a freelance producer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of freelance producer resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.7% of freelance producer resumes contained music videos as a skill. Let's find out what skills a freelance producer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Freelance Producer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Music Videos

high Demand

Here's how Music Videos is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Managed a team of artists that produced award-winning music videos for the rock band Jet.
  • Created hundreds of music scores and jingles for national and international advertising campaigns.
  • Planned and managed commercials, short films, feature films and music videos.
  • Collaborated on music videos, scripted short films, and live musical events.
  • Create various short films, music videos, & documentaries for clients.
  • Experienced in Music Videos, Commercials and Feature Films.
  • Leveraged creative skills to direct and shoot music videos.
  • Produced several commercials, corporate and music videos.
  • Directed a promo for French Kiss Records; Edited music videos with premieres on VEVO, Stereogum.com, NPR.org.
  • Directed and Produced music videos for California pop group Reignunder Six degree's Talent Corp.
  • Coordinated photoshoots and castings for music videos, short films and web-based video series.
  • Implemented and produced Award winning music videos in South Africa and United States.
  • Started up Video production company (www.level7films.com) Created documentaries, music videos, and skits
  • Worked on multiple music videos that have made it to MTV, BET and the the VH1 televison network.
  • Worked on music videos for Asleep at the Wheel, Stephen Bruton, Marilyn Manson and Tish Hinojosa.

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2. Video Production

high Demand

Here's how Video Production is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Managed day-to-day operations overseeing all aspects of running a video production center.
  • Work with Directors, Production Companies, Ad Agencies on commercial & television productions, short & long format video production.
  • Produce, Direct, Shoot and Edit long and short form video content for streaming and broadcast video production.
  • Subcontract audio/video production work whenever and wherever schedule agrees with opportunity, primarily with Pierce Media, Inc.
  • Provided full suite of video production services to a range of corporate, non-profit and independent clients.
  • Worked in partnership with President and Owner, engaging clients through social media and small video productions.
  • Produce 2D and 3D motion graphics and live action video productions from start to finish.
  • Managed Production of broadcast commercials, web videos, and video productions for various clients.
  • Developed and trained a team of volunteers to operate in various capacities of video production.
  • Up-graded productions from video format to 35mm film working within existing video production budgets.
  • Worked as production associate on feature films and television and video productions.
  • Provide on-call video production and editing as specified by outside clients.
  • Delegated assignments to the crew during all phases of video production.
  • Point person for all video production needs at Hamilton location.
  • Coordinate all print and video production for stock house.
  • Produced video segments for University of Texas in Dallas' marketing CDs.
  • Estbalished independent media company providing videography, video production, and graphic design.
  • Directed/Produced/Casted music video productions for several artists Including E-40, Raz-B, Yasmeen, John Wynn, Bad Azz and Armany.

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3. News Stories

high Demand

Here's how News Stories is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Manage on site remotes for network broadcast, and servicing affiliate requests for live reporting from major news events.
  • Assisted the assignment desk in covering and updating breaking news stories throughout the nation's Midwest.
  • Produced, directed and operated camera on over 1500 news stories and commercials.
  • Produced breaking news, and news stories for all NBC News shows.
  • Field produce live and taped coverage of major news stories and games.
  • Worked as on-air talent in addition to producer for some news stories.
  • Write news stories for the Metro section.

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4. Live Events

high Demand

Here's how Live Events is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Film and edit Interviews & live events such as Thomson Reuters, First Ladies of Africa and many more.
  • Direct and supervise the planning, execution and post-production of live events, print and digital media.
  • Produce live events and post-produced shows for ESPN and Fox Sports Networks (FSN).
  • Operate and manage sound for live events from musical theater to rock shows.
  • Coordinate live events such as fashion shows & red carpets.
  • Provided production services and creative content development for live events, documentaries, TV series and sports centered broadcasts.
  • Produced live events from remote production truck, including Hockey East games and Pawtucket Red Sox games for NESN.
  • Freelance Producer for startup new media projects including web series, podcasts, and live events.

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5. Production Process

high Demand

Here's how Production Process is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Scheduled and coordinated jobs, ensuring the full post-production process and timely delivery of finished projects to clients.
  • Supervised the post-production process, including editing, the creation of graphics, dubbing and color correction.
  • Generated and Implemented Broadcast Production processes to ensure compliance of new SAG/AFTRA regulations.
  • Managed production process from concept development through completion for all print media.
  • Oversee the production process, including performances, lighting.
  • Worked closely with editors in the post-production process.
  • Guided junior creatives through the production processes.
  • Posted and maintained content through production process.
  • Participated in post-production process, including editing, special effects, music/giggles selection and provided Network deliverables on schedule.
  • Created production process Consulted on post-production server upgrade
  • Worked as a Producer during the pre-production and field production process for promos, commercials, and corporate videos.
  • Directed the production process from storyboarding to shooting to cutting and mixing.

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6. Web Series

high Demand

Here's how Web Series is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Collaborate with website designer to create an interactive platform for web series.
  • Project was in fine cut when web series lost funding.
  • Produced Career Talk a web series for KDKA.
  • web series from PBS and Twin Cities Public Television.
  • Created "TechSpank", a science and technology web series with over 3M plays and counting.
  • Knackered in Los Angeles" - lead producer on six episode Web series based in Los Angeles

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7. Photography

high Demand

Here's how Photography is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Hired and supervised crew for on-location commercials and photography shoots.
  • Transfer of all still photography, slides, transparencies, film and videotape elements to 1 format for offline edit.
  • Gathered and reviewed stock photography (still and motion) for proper usage from a brand and legal perspective.
  • Produce, direct, and project manage various productions in video, events, digital, and photography.
  • Booked production crews, travel, catering, props, locations, studios and photography equipment.
  • Conducted thorough research, compiled comprehensive mood boards and storyboards with the Director of Photography.
  • Build, deliver, install and break down sets for fashion photography shoots.
  • Ring, Truss/Lighting, Video Screens, photography and graphics and layout.
  • Coordinate and produce commercial photography shoots locally in studio and on location.
  • Provide photography sessions for any event.
  • Coordinated Humira talent and photography renewal for 40+ talent
  • Provided various production support services to many retail and agency clients in all aspects of studio and location photography execution.
  • Worked with photographer Matthew Rolston, produced Kmart print photography and bts video for the Jaclyn Smith collection.
  • Created a Houlihan Lawrence Realtor Profile spot Various crew positions on independent and student films (Director of Photography, Gaffer,

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8. On-Air

high Demand

Here's how On-Air is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Produce game day highlights for NHL hockey games delivered to the web, develop on-air talent, and schedule edit staff.
  • Create show's run-down and work with On-Air talent, graphics, and tape editors to achieve and enhance productions.
  • Coordinated interviews with key tourist officials, developed scripts, produced content, and served as on-air talent
  • Critiqued on-line and on-air films for markets while maintaining BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association) membership.
  • Designed set and lighting as well as on-air graphics.
  • coordinate secondary version of video story for use on-air.
  • Developed interview questions for on-air hosts during the.

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9. Content Marketing

high Demand

Here's how Content Marketing is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Generate bids and negotiate contracts for film & video content production.
  • Communicate with contest participants and corporate officers to facilitate content production.
  • Generate new accounts by implementing effective networking and content marketing strategies.
  • Created a content marketing strategy solution for Physio-Control.
  • Establish guidelines and best practices for video producers to follow for both public video submissions and contracted branded content productions.
  • Supervised business strategy, content production, creation of all Little Sluggers characters including superheroes based on all MLB teams.

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10. Production Schedules

high Demand

Here's how Production Schedules is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Plan budgets, devise production schedules, and coordinated live action shoots and graphic animation packages.
  • Organized information, staff, and resources to successfully manage demanding production schedules.
  • Create call sheets,production schedules, arrange travel accommodations for crew, and arrangecatering for groups of 8-30.
  • Created daily production schedules with Supervising Producer and Production Management.
  • Execute multiple projects on concurrent and/or overlapping production schedules, all cost-effectively.
  • Monitored production schedules; collaborated with developers, designers, and community moderators.

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11. VFX

high Demand

Here's how VFX is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Planned and oversaw on location duties with VFX Supervisor.
  • Provided on-set VFX direction/supervision for historical re-enactments and green screen shoots.
  • Coordinate communications between VFX studio and director.
  • Negotiated costs and creatively resolved deadline issues with various outside vendors (production, post & VFX).
  • Oversee and manage all post-production with our in-house editors, animators, graphic artists, VFX artists, and sound engineers.
  • Assisted and back up the VFX Supervisor as required on-set, for approvals of location shots specified from the client.

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12. Graphic Design

high Demand

Here's how Graphic Design is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Recruited new shooters, video editors, graphic designers and content writers for The Third Act.
  • Supervised all post-production including cover artwork, graphic design, audio mix and video masters.
  • Interfaced directly with clients, graphic designers, editors, programmers and sound designers.
  • Provided graphic design (Flyers, Web Media) for musical groups 29 Needles and Viking Jesus.
  • Earned promotions during tenure from Marketing Graphic Designer to Web Project Manager to Senior Production Manager.
  • Collaborate with editors, graphic designers, audio engineers and fellow writers/producers.

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13. Final Cut Pro

high Demand

Here's how Final Cut Pro is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Trained CFN 13 reporters, photographers, and anchors on Final Cut Pro.
  • Edited story segments on Final Cut Pro for web and television broadcast.
  • Edited non-linear with Media 100 and Final Cut Pro.
  • Edit with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
  • Edited episodes of MTV's True Life and ID's, Deadly Sins on Final Cut Pro and Avid.
  • Utilize audio engineering skills and Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton proficiency to record music and produce recording sessions.
  • Edit using non-linear environments: Final Cut Pro, Adobe AE, Photoshop, Logic Pro on Mac OS.
  • Utilize Final Cut Pro 7 & FCP X to piece together footage and compress for upload to youtube.
  • Demonstrated MS-Office, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, & basic computer maintenance skills.
  • operate Pro Tools, Logic, CuBase and DigiBoard) Church Musician/Vocal Director

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14. ABC

high Demand

Here's how ABC is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Supervised editing of video material, teases and scripts Editor/Producer ABC College Football Saturdays.
  • Produced player profile features for the NHL playoffs which aired on ESPN and ABC.
  • Contributed to production of late night talk show for ABC Television.
  • Produced and Directed sports programming and for clients including BBC, the ITV network, ABC, NHK and ESPN.
  • Filmed 12 Pilot shows for ABC and NBC Networks including: 20Q, Still Standing and Talk Fast.
  • Field Producer assigned to cover/broadcast the 12 hour Phish concert for ABC News Millennium Special New Year's Eve 1999.

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15. HD

average Demand

Here's how HD is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Supervised & coordinated live action shoots (HD, SD) & still photo shoots.
  • Photographed commercial using Panasonic P2 HD camera.
  • Record footage using an HD camcorder, then transfer and edit footage with various Linear-editing tools.
  • Post HD and Broadcast videos on websites and for television stations and news.
  • Live HD video stream garnered more than 8MM global video views.
  • Use Sony XDCAM and all other file based HD formats.

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16. Photo Shoots

average Demand

Here's how Photo Shoots is used in Freelance Producer jobs:
  • Handled all aspects for the production of corporate videos, internet videos, internet commercials, radio commercials and photo shoots.
  • Managed vendor bidding process, negotiated vendor contracts, attended photo shoots and press checks to ensure quality control.
  • Coordinated Twin Cities photo shoots Clients included Target, Dayton's, Esquire, Select Comfort
  • Worked with creative teams to elevate the level of talent hired for photo shoots.
  • Acted as producer for photo shoots for all projects.
  • Produced photo shoots for all Brenner Lennon clients.
  • Attended all photo shoots and press checks.
  • Coordinated and directed photo shoots to ensure photographic integrity and project timelines.
  • Produced photo shoots for advertising agencies and corporate clients for packaging, advertising and Internet creative.

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Online Courses For Freelance Producers

One of the best ways to acquire the skills needed to be a freelance producer is to take an online course. We've identified some online courses from Udemy and Coursera that will help you advance in your career. Since freelance producers benefit from having skills like music videos, video production, and news stories, we found courses that will help you improve these skills.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Freelance Producer

Music Videos18.7%
Video Production12.7%
News Stories6.2%
Live Events3.9%
Production Process3.8%
Web Series3.7%
Photography3.7%
On-Air3.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Freelance Producer

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Music Videos
Music Videos
18.7%
18.7%
2
2
Video Production
Video Production
12.7%
12.7%
3
3
News Stories
News Stories
6.2%
6.2%
4
4
Live Events
Live Events
3.9%
3.9%
5
5
Production Process
Production Process
3.8%
3.8%
6
6
Web Series
Web Series
3.7%
3.7%
7
7
Photography
Photography
3.7%
3.7%
8
8
On-Air
On-Air
3.4%
3.4%
9
9
Content Marketing
Content Marketing
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Production Schedules
Production Schedules
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
VFX
VFX
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
ABC
ABC
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
HD
HD
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Photo Shoots
Photo Shoots
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
CMS
CMS
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
NYC
NYC
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Creative Suite
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
PBS
PBS
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Budget Management
Budget Management
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Youtube
Youtube
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Production Companies
Production Companies
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Photoshop
Photoshop
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Internet
Internet
1%
1%
26
26
Facebook
Facebook
1%
1%
27
27
DVD
DVD
1%
1%
28
28
Conduct Interviews
Conduct Interviews
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Web Content
Web Content
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Project Budget
Project Budget
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Comedy
Comedy
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
VO
VO
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
NFL
NFL
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Creative Concepts
Creative Concepts
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Production Staff
Production Staff
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Sound Design
Sound Design
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
TV
TV
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Twitter
Twitter
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Final Product
Final Product
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Experiential Marketing
Experiential Marketing
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Corporate Clients
Corporate Clients
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Mac
Mac
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Production Assistants
Production Assistants
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
NBA
NBA
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Client Relationships
Client Relationships
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Espn
Espn
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Production Services
Production Services
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Emmy
Emmy
0.3%
0.3%

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