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Also called: News Producer, Producer, Promotions Producer, Television News Producer

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • management


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Video creation and editing software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • LiveStream software
Web page creation and editing software
  • Content management system CMS software
  • Facebook
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
professional degree
usually needed

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