An executive producer in television productions, sometimes known as a "head producer," is primarily responsible for managing all operations related to a particular television program. Education requirements are not strict for this position, although many executive producers have an educational background in film, journalism, or production management.
The hours required of an executive TV producer vary greatly, but many will work overtime or extended hours. They typically work within studios, but this will depend on the location of their show; working outside may be necessary.
These producers generally work for production companies or independently, and will have a wide variety of responsibilities relating to the production of their show, including: hiring and evaluating cast and crew; writing and editing television content, creating and maintaining budgets and work schedules; ensuring that their production meets all network/branding goals; introducing new concepts; understanding and adhering to union regulations; and securing adequate funding for all phases of production.
Those in this position must be highly creative, yet maintain business-minded personalities. Natural leadership skills and expert communication skills are essential, and candidates for the job should be highly knowledgeable of television standards and willing to push the limits and go above-and-beyond.
Executive Producer, Television Productions Tasks
Supervise the life-cycle of the project from creative conception through production and release of the product.
Supervise the finances of the project including the acquisition of financing and the development and oversight of a budget for the project.
Assess the market viability of project candidates.
Supervise all aspects of a creative project such as movies, music, TV programs, games or online products.
Responsible for the overall quality of the end product.