A producer oversees the whole operation of a production, from developing the programme in pre-production, to organising the budgets and financial aspects, to securing and allocating a crew, to the generating ideas for production.


  • Excellent organisational and practical planning skills
  • Able to use own initiative and work well under pressure
  • Strong communication skills and able to liaise with external suppliers
  • Comfortable working flexible hours in a changing environment
  • Creative storytelling and the ability to generate and develop ideas
  • Supervise and work well in a team

Duties include

  • Attending editorial meetings and pitching story ideas
  • Assisting the reporters with the research of stories
  • Booking locations and transport for filming
  • Booking contributors for studio interviews or pre-recorded packages
  • Organising the crew, creating call sheets and delegating jobs
  • Liaising with financial contributors
  • Develop ideas and contribute to the narrative of the programme
  • Overseeing the production line throughout the project
  • Working closely with directors and script editors to create the finished programme

Useful Links

How to become a drama producer | Tips in 60 seconds

Face to face with UKTV producer Celia Bayne