Video Producers create films, television programs, video productions or commercials by filming, adding sound and editing in digital or analogue format.

    Extensive experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability is needed to work as a Video Producer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in screen production might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Chooses an idea, script, book or play to turn into a video.
    • Chooses and hires the director for the project.
    • Arranges finance and prepares the project (pre-production).
    • Organises budget and production.
    • Chooses key creative staff with the director, including the main actors.
    • Supervises production.
    • Solves any production problems.
    • Supervises the film's distribution.
    • Plans the marketing of the finished film.
    • Liaises with foreign co-producers.
    • Makes videos for corporate clients.
    • Be involved with marketing the production company and shows.
    • Pursues projects for the company to work on.

    All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

    • $1,539 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Video Producers

    • 1,500 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 36 years Average age
    • 27% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Video Producers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 960 in 2011 to 1,500 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Video Producers work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales and Victoria have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Arts and Recreation Services; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (76%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 36 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 27% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Information Media and Telecommunications70.2
    Arts and Recreation Services7.8
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6.7
    Education and Training6.3
    Other Industries9.0

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateVideo ProducersAll Jobs Average
    NSW42.731.6
    VIC31.325.6
    QLD12.520.0
    SA4.47.0
    WA5.510.8
    TAS1.22.0
    NT0.51.0
    ACT2.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketVideo ProducersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.2-5.05.0
    20-248.9-9.39.3
    25-3434.1-22.922.9
    35-4426.2-22.022.0
    45-5417.5-21.621.6
    55-595.0-9.09.0
    60-643.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.3-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationVideo ProducersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate11.6-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree43.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma14.9-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV7.6-21.121.1
    Year 1216.4-18.118.1
    Year 112.9-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below2.8-12.512.5

    Extensive experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability is needed to work as a Video Producer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in screen production might be helpful.

    Membership with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance may be useful.

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    Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Communications and media

      80% Skill level

      Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

    2. English language

      71% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Computers and electronics

      59% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    4. Customer and personal service

      58% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    5. Clerical

      56% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic mail

      99% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      99% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Telephone

      98% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    4. Teamwork

      95% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    5. Contact with people

      95% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

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