Media Producers plan, administer and review activities concerned with publishing, or the production of films, television or radio programs, theatre, music, festivals or other artistic activities.

Specialisations: Executive Producer, Film Producer, Stage Producer, Television Producer.

Extensive experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability is needed to work as a Media Producer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in media studies, digital technologies, design and visual communication, music, dance, and drama might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Controls the use of media production facilities such as studios and editing equipment, stage and film equipment and rehearsal time.
  • Directs the formulation of media production strategies, policies and plans.

More about Artistic Directors, Media Producers & Presenters

All Artistic Directors, Media Producers & Presenters

  • $2,099 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Average unemployment Unemployment

Media Producers

  • 7,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 48% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Media Producers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 6,900 in 2011 to 7,000 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Location: Many Media Producers work in New South Wales.
  • Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Arts and Recreation Services.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (84%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 47 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 38 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 48% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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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 Telecommunications61.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services22.5
Arts and Recreation Services9.3
Manufacturing1.4
Other Industries5.6

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateMedia ProducersAll Jobs Average
NSW56.331.6
VIC26.525.6
QLD8.020.0
SA3.17.0
WA4.010.8
TAS0.92.0
NT0.41.0
ACT0.81.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketMedia ProducersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.4-5.05.0
20-246.2-9.39.3
25-3430.2-22.922.9
35-4431.5-22.022.0
45-5420.5-21.621.6
55-595.5-9.09.0
60-643.1-6.06.0
65 and Over2.7-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, 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 QualificationMedia ProducersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate9.7-10.110.1
Bachelor degree47.1-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma15.0-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV4.9-21.121.1
Year 1218.7-18.118.1
Year 112.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below2.5-12.512.5

Extensive experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability is needed to work as a Media Producer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in media studies, digital technologies, design and visual communication, music, dance, and drama might be helpful.

Membership with Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance may be useful.

Thinking about study or training?

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Employers look for Artistic Directors, Media Producers & Presenters who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with a variety of people and work well in a team.

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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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  1. Electronic Mail

    99% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  2. Face-to-Face Discussions

    99% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  3. Telephone

    98% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

  4. Work With Work Group or Team

    95% Important

    How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

  5. Contact With Others

    95% Important

    How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

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