How to Hire a Producer

Does your growing business need a producer? A producer plans and provides in-depth coordination of different aspects of media, such as television, radio, and digital.

Here are some tips to help you find great producer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Producers search for Jobs on Indeed*

147,854

job seekers clicked on producer jobs

22,180

resumes from job seekers with producer experience on Indeed

2,121

producer jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $20.50 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$69.00 hourly
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Common
$7.00
$69.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Producer?

A great Producer impeccably coordinates the activities of crew members such as writers, managers, directors and other people to streamline the production process.

• Closely monitor post-production processes to ensure timely and correct execution of all projects
• Manage end to end operations regarding production starting from budgeting, scheduling production, determining the production size, script type and monitor the policies.
• Conduct periodic meeting with other staff to ensure production objectives are achieved by speeding up the progress and take corrective measures

Skills to look for in a great Producer

An efficient producer should have great collaboration skill along with management capability of the critical production resources.

• Over two years of experience in production processes along with strong editing skills
• In-depth knowledge of using Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and other relevant software
• Excellent understanding of Content and its compatibility with different social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest etc
• Exceptional team building and management skills
• Proven interpersonal and leadership abilities
• Selecting key members of Production team through the robust hiring process

Writing a Producer job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Producer candidates. A Producer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Producer jobs, such as:

• Video Producer
• Digital Producer
• Podcast Producer

Interviewing Producer candidates

Hiring an expert producer requires multiple interview rounds to test his overall knowledge of handling production process along with the implementation skill of different vital aspects.

• Knowledge of differences between standard and social media contents
• Proficient in managing with various stages of the production process
• Which factors do they consider while making the production budget?

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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