Producer | Kids Work!


What is a Producer?

Producers develop, organize and manage local program productions. They are responsible for scripting, researching topics, story development, booking guests and overseeing field production and editing. A producer often works closely with a director to produce a show. It’s important to have excellent written and verbal communication skills. They often use mathematics to calculate program times and create budgets for productions. Producers wear many hats and work with a variety of people. Time management and good organizational skills are critical to being a successful producer.

Real People Profile

Name: P.A. Bennett
Workplace: ETV
Education: Bachelor of arts in government and communications 
Oberlin College
Favorite Subject(s)
in School:
First Real Job: Cashier while in high school
Dream Job: Syndicated radio talk show host
Interests: Reading, gardening, alternative health issues

Real People Q&A

Advice for students interested in my job:
Read as much as you can about everything.

What subjects in school will students need to do my job?
English, but all subjects are important.

What I like most about my job? 
Every day I learn something new.

What is the biggest challenge in my job?
Time management

How do you get a job like mine?
Decide that television is what you want to do, then apply for internships to get your foot in the door. Once you are inside, work very, very hard.