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Working As A Media 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

  • $50,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Media 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 Media 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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Media Producer Career Paths

Media Producer
Producer Owner Creative Director
Marketing And Creative Director
6 Yearsyrs
Producer Project Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Producer Production Manager Creative Director
Chief Creative Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Social Media Manager Digital Marketing Manager
Senior Manager-Digital Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Senior Editor Content Manager
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Designer Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Services Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Content Writer Staff Writer
Public Information Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Marketing Manager Marketing Manager/Project Manager
Digital Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Marketing Manager Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Production Manager Creative Director
Digital Director
9 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Executive Producer Social Media Manager
Manager Of Digital Media
5 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Senior Producer Senior Editor
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Producer Senior Editor Content Manager
Digital Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Producer Director Director Of Strategy
Director Of Digital Strategy
10 Yearsyrs
Media Consultant Marketing Coordinator Digital Marketing Specialist
Digital Marketing Strategist
5 Yearsyrs
Media Consultant Communications Consultant Senior Copywriter
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Media Consultant Marketing Consultant Social Media Manager
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Content Manager Web Manager
Ecommerce Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Co-Founder Digital Marketing Manager
Digital Product Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Editor & Producer Media Manager Media Director
Digital Media Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Media Producer 3.0 years
Editor & Producer 2.9 years
Media Specialist 2.9 years
Video Producer 2.8 years
Media Designer 2.6 years
Online Producer 2.4 years
Content Producer 2.1 years
Web Producer 2.1 years
Media Assistant 1.9 years
Co-Producer 1.8 years
Media Associate 1.7 years
Assistant Producer 1.7 years
Media Coordinator 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Media Producer
Internship 12.6%
Producer 10.7%
Editor 6.1%
Reporter 2.9%
Top Careers After Media Producer
Producer 10.5%
Internship 6.5%
Editor 5.0%
Owner 4.0%
Consultant 3.8%

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Average Yearly Salary
$50,000
Show Salaries
$34,000
Min 10%
$50,000
Median 50%
$50,000
Median 50%
$50,000
Median 50%
$50,000
Median 50%
$50,000
Median 50%
$50,000
Median 50%
$50,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
NBCUniversal
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Media Producer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Media Producer in the United States is $50,261 per year or $24 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $34,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $72,000.

Real Media Producer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Media Producer Orchestrate LLC Atlanta, GA Aug 02, 2014 $130,000
Media Producer Orchestrate LLC Roswell, GA Aug 02, 2014 $130,000
Media Producer Orchestrate LLC Roswell, GA Oct 28, 2014 $130,000
Media Producer MacHeist LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $90,000 -
$100,000
Original Content Media Producer-Latin America Yahoo! Inc. Coral Gables, FL Dec 27, 2016 $82,888 -
$102,888
International Event Developer/Media Producer Orchestrate LLC Cumming, GA Feb 01, 2011 $80,000
International Event Developer/Media Producer Orchestrate LLC Cumming, GA Aug 01, 2011 $80,000
Multi-Church Media Producer North Point Ministries, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Aug 01, 2013 $70,000
Media Producer International Technological University San Jose, CA Jan 02, 2015 $67,340
Media Producer Aviary, Inc. New York, NY May 19, 2014 $65,000
Media Producer Tokyo WAKO Pasadena, CA Apr 09, 2010 $63,361
Film/Media Producer and Editor Mercury Advertising, Inc. Bozeman, MT Jan 25, 2010 $62,500
Multi-Media Producer Vipstore USA Co. Industry, CA Dec 01, 2011 $62,234
Multi-Media Producer Vipstore USA Co. Industry, CA Dec 12, 2011 $62,234
Film/Media Producer and Editor Mercury Advertising, Inc. Bozeman, MT Jan 25, 2010 $60,500
New Media Producer Lavalobe, LLC Seattle, WA Oct 14, 2013 $60,000 -
$66,000
Media Producer Cable News Network, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 12, 2010 $59,155 -
$66,900
Media Language Producer Corp of The Pres of The Church of Jesus Christ of Salt Lake City, UT Sep 03, 2014 $58,476
Multi-Media Producer Aerotek, Inc. New York, NY Oct 12, 2010 $58,436
Media Producer North Shore-LIJ Health System Great Neck, NY Jun 15, 2015 $56,954
Media Producer Ekuipp, Inc. San Ramon, CA May 01, 2015 $56,000
New Media Producer Lavalobe, LLC Seattle, WA Oct 14, 2010 $55,000 -
$65,000
Media Producer Show My Inc. Camarillo, CA Sep 12, 2014 $50,856
Cross-Media Producer SCAP USA LLC. New York, NY Jan 15, 2011 $50,000
Media Producer Inwindow Outdoor LLC New York, NY Aug 31, 2010 $50,000
Media Producer Seoul Broadcasting System Ny Bureau New York, NY Oct 01, 2009 $48,523
Media Producer Seoul Broadcasting System Co. New York, NY Oct 01, 2009 $48,523
Media Producer Show My Inc. Camarillo, CA Sep 24, 2013 $47,362
Media Producer Record Creative LLC New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $47,000

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Top Skills for A Media Producer

  1. Training Videos
  2. Company Website
  3. Video Production
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  • Head producer of all internal Blood Hound training videos and marketing videos.
  • Updated company website design, copy, keywords & images.
  • Self-started a part-time freelance production company providing event and corporate video production and other media services.
  • Shoot and edit portrait, landscape, illustration, and design photos using Canon cameras and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Develop and implement Facebook advertising campaigns.

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Top 10 Best States for Media Producers

  1. California
  2. Georgia
  3. New York
  4. Florida
  5. District of Columbia
  6. Louisiana
  7. Alabama
  8. Texas
  9. North Carolina
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Media Producer Demographics

Gender

Male

57.9%

Female

31.1%

Unknown

11.0%
Ethnicity

White

62.1%

Hispanic or Latino

16.7%

Black or African American

10.2%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.1%

French

11.8%

Portuguese

5.9%

Mandarin

3.5%

Cantonese

3.5%

Chinese

3.5%

Japanese

3.5%

Russian

2.4%

Italian

2.4%

German

2.4%

Persian

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Dutch

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Catalan

1.2%

Norwegian

1.2%

Armenian

1.2%

Thai

1.2%
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Media Producer Education

Schools

New York University

11.5%

University of Washington

8.8%

Columbia College Chicago

7.8%

Full Sail University

7.4%

Syracuse University

5.5%

University of Texas at Austin

5.1%

San Francisco State University

4.6%

Emerson College

4.6%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.6%

Temple University

4.1%

Indiana University Bloomington

4.1%

Ball State University

4.1%

Elon University

3.7%

Ithaca College

3.7%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

American University

3.7%

Savannah College of Art and Design

3.2%

Kent State University

3.2%

Boston University

3.2%

Towson University

3.2%
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Majors

Communication

19.9%

Photography

17.9%

Journalism

12.2%

Digital Media

5.6%

Graphic Design

5.2%

Fine Arts

5.1%

English

4.6%

Marketing

3.9%

Business

3.6%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

3.2%

Entertainment Business

2.6%

Computer Networking

2.1%

Public Relations

2.0%

Computer Applications

1.9%

Agricultural Public Services

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Theatre

1.8%

Electrical Engineering

1.6%

Psychology

1.6%

History

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

57.5%

Masters

17.9%

Other

13.2%

Associate

5.6%

Certificate

4.3%

Doctorate

1.2%

Diploma

0.3%
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