The associate producer for film and TV works closely with a producer to develop appropriate film and TV programming and formats; however, they may be required to work on more specific elements of a production than the producer. The position includes a wide range of responsibilities, including writing and creating content, communicating between supervisors and subordinates, coordinating between multiple departments, editing, and directing. On occasion, the associate producer may be required to create relevant content for social media outlets. As such, excellent communication skills are essential for this position. Associate producers for film and TV should be able to work well under pressure and be able to respond to a variety of problems rapidly and appropriately. As such, hours and shifts may vary.
A bachelor's degree in film, communications, or a related field is required for most associate producer positions. Typically, at least two to three years of experience is necessary for any applicant to an associate producer position. Associate producers may be required to operate equipment, so a working knowledge of media technologies and equipment is essential. The associate producer often works under pressure, so the ability to self-organize, self-motivate, and meet deadlines is also necessary. Writing skills are also important, as the associate producer may also be required to work as a script editor.
Associate Producer, Film/TV Tasks
Coordinate schedules for content production and direct teams in accomplishing goals.
Edit video and ensure fit to style guides and organizational standards.
Act as subject matter expert and stay up to date on trends and opportunities.
Write and review scripts and story ideas, identifying spots for audio and video editing.