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Producers

Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.   (O'Net 27-2012.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Anchor, Animation Producer, Artistic Director, Assignment Editor, Assistant Producer, Associate Producer   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Producers and Directors which includes:
                          - Producers
                          - Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
                          - Program Directors
                          - Talent Directors
                          - Technical Directors/Managers
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 15.12   $ 17.95   $ 24.78   $ 31.53   $ 39.69   $ 27.97  
    Yearly $31,450   $37,340   $51,540   $65,580   $82,560   $58,170  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 16.79   $ 20.24   $ 28.05   $ 34.91   $ 54.35   $ 32.11  
    Yearly $34,930   $42,090   $58,350   $72,620   $113,040   $66,780  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 12.50   $ 15.65   $ 20.01   $ 25.48   $ 33.21   $ 21.18  
    Yearly $26,010   $32,560   $41,630   $53,000   $69,080   $44,050  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 12.22   $ 15.39   $ 17.95   $ 25.15   $ 29.33   $ 20.47  
    Yearly $25,420   $32,010   $37,330   $52,310   $61,010   $42,570  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Producers and Directors which includes:
                                  - Producers
                                  - Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
                                  - Program Directors
                                  - Talent Directors
                                  - Technical Directors/Managers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 471 487 0.3% 17
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Producers and Directors which includes:
                                - Producers
                                - Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
                                - Program Directors
                                - Talent Directors
                                - Technical Directors/Managers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Motion picture, video, and sound recording industries 26.7%
    Broadcasting (except Internet) 23.2%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 20.7%
    Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries 8.4%
    Advertising, public relations, and related services 5.6%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Producers
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  • Write and edit news stories from information collected by reporters and other sources.
     
  • Coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.
     
  • Research production topics using the internet, video archives, and other informational sources.
     
  • Review film, recordings, or rehearsals to ensure conformance to production and broadcast standards.
     
  • Monitor postproduction processes to ensure accurate completion of details.
     
  • Conduct meetings with staff to discuss production progress and to ensure production objectives are attained.
     
  • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing operational reports, distributing rehearsal call sheets and script copies, and arranging for rehearsal quarters.
     
  • Resolve personnel problems that arise during the production process by acting as liaisons between dissenting parties when necessary.
     
  • Hire directors, principal cast members, and key production staff members.
     
  • Arrange financing for productions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers  updated July 2011
     


    Knowledge
    for Producers
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  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers  updated July 2011
     


    Skills
    for Producers
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers  updated July 2011
     


    Abilities
    for Producers
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers  updated July 2011
     


    Work Activities
    for Producers
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers  updated July 2011
     


    Interests
    for Producers
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Producers
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers  updated July 2011
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Producers
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Producers
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers  updated July 2011
     


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    offering instructional programs related to Producers
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
     
    • Directing and Theatrical Production.
     
    • Documentary Production. (NEW)
     
    • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
     
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
     
    • Musical Theatre. (NEW)
     
    • Radio and Television.
     
    • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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  • Advertising and Promotions Managers
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  • Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Producers 
     

     
     
     
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