Good evening everyone, today I am coming to talk to you about television producers according to Learn.org (http://learn.org/articles/What_Does_a_Television_Producer_Do.html)
A television producer is a person who oversees all aspects of video production on a television program. Some producers take more of an executive role, in that they conceive new programs and pitch them to the television networks, but upon acceptance they focus on business matters, such as budgets and contracts.
As a television producer, you’ll oversee planning shows, news segments, documentaries, or episodes to air on television. You’ll be responsible for gathering all of the important components needed to produce a program, including research materials, scripts, and props. You’ll also help cast the main actors and hire other production members for your show. You must closely supervise your crew to ensure that production runs as efficiently as possible and stays within a set budget.
To be a television producer, you must be well-organized, be able to think quickly, and possess creativity. You’ll often work long, unpredictable hours in a high-stress environment. You also must have excellent managerial and business skills to devise ways to fund their programs. You should express confidence when making important decisions regarding the direction of a TV show.
Important Facts About Producers
Key Skills – Communication, time-management, leadership
Work Environment – Constant time pressure
On-The-Job Training – Many start out as theatrical managers
Similar Careers – Film & video editors, art directors, multimedia artists
If you’re looking to enter television production, educational requirements in this field can vary. Many television producers hold a bachelor’s degree and major in fields like television and film production, television broadcasting, and business. Some producers pursue a graduate degree in production or business, although this generally isn’t a requirement for entering the TV business.
If you want to start a career as a television producer, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, www.bls.gov) reported that jobs were extremely competitive. You first might want to gain an internship or entry-level position as a production assistant. This lower-level position can teach you many of the skills required to produce a TV program and can lead to more advanced job opportunities.
The BLS stated that jobs in producing and directing were predicted to rise nine percent from 2014-2024. According to PayScale.com in September 2015, most television broadcasting producers made between $35,859 – $133,567 per year. The BLS estimated in May 2014 the median annual salary earned by producers and directors to be $69,100.
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