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Producer

Plan and oversee a media production from end–to–end.
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What's it like to be a Producer?

Producers plan and control the overall production of film, television, music or other media. They oversee a media production from its formation through the hiring, production and distribution phases and are responsible for its commercial success.

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Producers are experienced media professionals with industry connections and strong administrative and budgeting skills. They are employed by organisations in the film, television, music, media and theatre industries or may run their own production company.

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It is possible to work as a Producer without qualifications, however tertiary qualifications or extensive industry experience may be advantageous. It is recommended to join a professional association such as the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).

  1. Complete a university degree such as the Bachelor of Media. This is typically a three–year course of full–time study.
  2. Consider completing postgraduate study such as the Master of Media Arts and Production. This is typically a two–year course of full–time study.
  3. Search and apply for internship opportunities while studying. This will provide you with valuable industry experience and exposure to media productions.
  4. Aim to secure a Producer’s Assistant role upon graduation and develop your experience and skills.
  5. Join the MEAA while studying and upgrade membership upon graduation.
  6. Develop and showcase a portfolio of your work. This can include work you’ve done on mock media projects.

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May 2021
Producing is the perfect balance between organisation & creative thinking
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced Diploma of Media Production
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Advertising
The good things
A variety of clients and projects that keep the role interesting. If you enjoy project management and a strong level of organisation, it's really rewarding to see it all come together
The challenges
Convincing clients of the value of creative process and creative services. Managing freelancers short lead times
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Aug 2019
As an editor you get to tell creative stories.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
TV editor
The good things
You get a good understanding of many diverse fields, one day you might be working on a cosmetic surgery TV show, the next day you are editing a dating or a quiz show.
The challenges
Sometimes you have to work late nights and/or weekends, deadlines are tight and there is pressure to finish jobs quickly. You often have to find creative ways to tell a story that is not there in a li...
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