What does an Assistant Producer do?

Producers are responsible for the high-level direction and administration of a creative project that may involve video, music, or another media format. They plan and oversee all phases of the production process. Their role may encompass the duties of a creative project manager. They establish and manage budgets, negotiate contracts, and play a central role in hiring staff or selecting talent. They ensure the project stays on schedule and doesn’t go over budget. They often have final approval over the finished product.

Producers often have a bachelor’s degree in a busines or media field, although relevant professional experience and a track record of overseeing successful projects is often viewed as equally important. They must be highly organized and excellent project managers. Extensive familiarity with all phases of the production process is helpful.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Assistant Producer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$53,927 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $54K
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Assistant Producer Career Path

Learn how to become an Assistant Producer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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“The Maverick team are some of the best people to work with in a fun and creative environment.”

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“You have to work your way up and show initiative and proactiveness to be offered a good compensation rate.”

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May 28, 2020

“the high pace of work and the diversity of projects you get to manage are great if you're up to the challenge.”

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“Founders Aryamaan and Mohit were quite knoweldgeful and friendly and made learning really fun.”

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Jan 27, 2020

“Incredible people and talent to work with from junior to senior.”

New Tang Dynasty TelevisionNew Tang Dynasty Television
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“People are nice and understanding.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an assistant producer

When working as an assistant producer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, MS Word, Urgency, Attention To Detail, and MS OUTLOOK.

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