What does a Producer do?

Producers are responsible for the high-level direction and administration of a creative project that may involve video, music, or another media format. They plan and oversee all phases of the production process. Their role may encompass the duties of a creative project manager. They establish and manage budgets, negotiate contracts, and play a central role in hiring staff or selecting talent. They ensure the project stays on schedule and doesn’t go over budget. They often have final approval over the finished product.

Producers often have a bachelor’s degree in a busines or media field, although relevant professional experience and a track record of overseeing successful projects is often viewed as equally important. They must be highly organized and excellent project managers. Extensive familiarity with all phases of the production process is helpful.

EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Producer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€43,089 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€29K
Median: €43K
€100K
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Producer Career Path

Learn how to become a Producer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Producer
€43,089/yr
L3
Senior Producer
€47,484/yr
L4
Lead Producer
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Producer Insights

Read what Producer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Discover MediaworksDiscover Mediaworks
Producer
3 Jan 2022

“This is a great place to grow your career when you're young and ready to explore the state while making fun television!”

Imperial Leisure
Producer
22 Nov 2021

“It was lovely team to work with who really understood what makes a team great.”

USI Insurance ServicesUSI Insurance Services
Producer
25 Nov 2019

“USI has the best onboarding and sales training systems I've seen in my insurance career.”

Maverick MediaMaverick Media
Producer
17 Jan 2021

“The Maverick team are some of the best people to work with in a fun and creative environment.”

Omens StudiosOmens Studios
Producer
1 May 2021

“You have to work your way up and show initiative and proactiveness to be offered a good compensation rate.”

WXYZ
Producer
29 Aug 2020

“The quality content and how it is presented on air and online is top notch.”

First MediaFirst Media
Producer
31 Mar 2021

“Communication and teamwork are priorities here and I get to learn from my colleagues everyday.”

TravelzooTravelzoo
Producer
4 Oct 2021

“$1500 stipend each year to experience a Travelzoo published travel deal is an awesome benefit.”

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Producer Interviews

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Producer jobs

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a producer

When working as a producer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Editing, Writing, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Final Cut.

The most similar professions to producer are:
  • News Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Video Editor
  • Project Manager

The most common qualifications to become a producer is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.