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Producers & Directors

Descriptions & Duties

  • Producers & Directors plan and develop live or recorded productions, and determine how the show will look and sound. Select the script, set, props, lighting, and other production elements. Also co-ordinate the activities of on-air personalities, production staff, and other personnel; overseeing the postproduction process, including film and sound editing, special effects and music selection.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge in media production

Producers and Directors should possess wide range of media production knowledge, including theoretical knowledge and practical application of media technologies, in order to enable manage the process of photography, video and film making. With knowledge in media production, Directors should be able to transform creative, imaginative ideas into practical reality and Producers have to put together cast and crew, plan, organise and schedule the filming project within budget and communicate project information with the team.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • generally have a higher diploma or bachelor's degree in media, communications, journalism, film production, acting or arts management


  • at least 5 to 7 years' relevant experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Producers & Directors generally do not have standard working hours or location as that may change with each assignment or project.


  • Audio mixing consoles - Sound mixing equipment
  • Audio video console - Multimedia editing equipment
  • Camera controllers - Robotic cameras
  • Digital audio workstation DAW - Newsroom digital audio workstations
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras - Digital video cameras
  • Electronic viewfinder - Lens finders
  • Media control systems - Grass Valley Ignite Automated Production System; Video switchers
  • Computers with video editing software
  • Visual presenters - Teleprompters

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