Needed competencies and skills

  • Effective leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent organisational and managerial skills
  • Ability to delegate work
  • Advanced analytical skills and precise attention to detail
  • Practical knowledge of financial, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures
  • Ability to assess projects for their marketability and potential audience appeal
  • Initiative and problem solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Knowledge of film production
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity when dealing with partner organisations and colleagues
  • Good networker and people manager
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Creative flair
  • Excellent presentation, pitching and marketing abilities
  • Technical understanding
  • Customer-oriented thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize effectively across a number of projects
  • A working knowledge of languages other than English is useful when developing world wide partnerships and marketing opportunities

Career Progression and Training Opportunities

Although no specific educational or training qualifications are required for the role of Producer, a degree in a media related or specialist subject may provide some useful background knowledge. Wide experience in and knowledge of the production process is essential. Some specialist courses aimed at experienced producers, e.g. those run by UK MEDIA and funded by the EU, offer training in co-production, developing networks and partnerships, pitching, and other topics.

More information (links to materials)

Post-leaving Certificate Courses: