Much of the professional media consumed (in such mediums as television, radio, and film) are the end result of many people collaborating to create a polished final product. The person who guides the production process is called a production specialist. Production specialists coordinate the production teams to ensure work is efficient and meets the standards of the creators and distributors of the content. The specific tasks performed in this role vary depending on the medium and employer, but general tasks of a production specialist may include coordinating studio scheduling, as well as overseeing script writing, set design, and audiovisual engineering. They also manage the post-production process to ensure an exceptional final product. Production specialists may be supervised by senior production specialists or act in that role themselves.
The field of media production is extremely competitive, and the more education and experience the prospective applicant has, the better their employment prospects may be. A minimum of a bachelor's degree in media theory, film analysis, broadcasting, or a related field is required by many employer, and many require the applicant to possess ample experience working in media production at various levels. Media production is a high-intensity career in which time demands are often strict and quality requirements are high. As a result, a successful production specialist manages large groups of people and coordinates them to ensure a unified vision and a consistent product.
Production Specialist Tasks
Coordinate industrial plant processes.
Evaluate labor and plan work schedules and assignments.
Monitor each plant and coordinate with Supply Chain Management if shortages occur.
Develop operating plans to meet order needs.