Producer Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 19,181 Producer resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Producer Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Video Production, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Producer Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Producer CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand producer skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a producer : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Producer
On-Air, 5%
Online, 5%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 19,181 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a producer job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average producer job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average producer candidate have?
The average producer resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your producer skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from producer resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Line Producer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Producer
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Journalism
  • Lead producer for the "FOX Sports Flash", an hourly online sports update segment.
  • Produce and write live comedy The Locals, launched in the fall of 2014.
  • Created, QAed and edited 1,000 product pages - Assisted in efforts to relaunch
  • Collaborated on 16 projects and produced 8 mobile apps, each placing in the top of charts in the Apple AppStore.
  • Assisted in teaching sheet music and basic music instruction - Managed the school's chorus group - Assisted with vocal coaching
Production Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Producer
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Marketing
  • Collaborated with designers, developers and project managers to create and maintain website for MTV Unplugged.
  • Created PicMe characters of children who participated in the show for all MTV LA region.
  • Worked as a production assistant for BET and MTV 2.
  • Provided Post-Production support for MTVU's 2009 Woodie Awards.
  • Responded quickly to medical emergencies, bomb threats and fire alarms.
Video Journalist

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Producer
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Journalism
  • Operate TelePrompTer and manage CNN studio.
  • Provided content delivery for CNN bureaus around the world.
  • Script Supervisor for CNN coverage of 1992 Democratic Convention in New York.
  • Facilitated the capture of video feeds coming into CNN from around the world.
  • Researched and compiled stock footage news for CNN Mexico Bureau.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Producer
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Journalism
  • Write and co-anchor sportscasts for CSNNE and NECN with emphasis on Boston area professional teams.
  • Assisted the booking producer in planning for future episodes by developing relationships with members of the Philadelphia sports and media communities.
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As a producer, you may be curious how your education stacks up against other applicants. As long as you have a bachelor's degree, you're in the majority. Our research showed that most Producers have a 4-year degree as the highest education level.
Based on our analysis of producer resumes, the most common major for producer candidates is Communication, but other majors made their way in as well. Photography, Journalism and Business were relatively common.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Producer Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Producers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Producers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%