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Segment
Producer

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Career Spotlight: Graphic Designer

Ever wonder who's behind the magic of your favorite TV moments? Meet the segment producer!

What is a Segment Producer?

A Segment Producer manages a short segment of a television program.

Reality TV shows and newscasts often rely on Segment Producers to create different parts that flow together. They work under the pressure of tight deadlines as they schedule interviews with guests, review and edit scripts, and collaborate with crew members to create parts of a show that blend together. A segment producer plays a crucial role in shaping the content and quality of specific portions of a television show or production. They often work closely with other members of the production team, including directors, editors, and hosts, to bring their vision to life.

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The Job

A segment producer is responsible for creating individual segments of a television or radio show. Their role involves researching, planning, and organizing the content for specific portions of the program. This may include identifying potential topics, booking guests, conducting interviews, writing scripts, and coordinating the technical aspects of production. Essentially, they oversee every aspect of their assigned segment to ensure it meets the overall goals and standards of the show. For example, "Mean Tweets" Featured on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," segment involves celebrities reading and reacting to mean tweets about themselves.

Salary/Requirements

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall
employment projections for a Segment Producer show faster than average
growth over the next ten years, meaning these jobs will be in
high demand. Currently the average salary for a Segment Producer

is around $85,000 per year. Their top tasks include:

collaborating closely with writers to produce scripts for new segments or episodes, reviewing scripts, storyboards, and other materials to ensure that they meet legal guidelines, and researching topics, guests, or themes for their assigned segment.

Typically need a bachelor's degree in film or cinema studies or a related field, such as arts management, businesscommunications technology, or theater. In film or cinema studies programs, students learn about film history, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, and the filmmaking process.Producers and directors might start out working in theatrical management offices as business or company managers. In television or film, they may begin as assistants or in other low-profile studio jobs. They may also participate in internships that provide opportunities to work alongside producers and directors.

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Graphic Designers are creative problem solvers and are always looking for wa communicate digitally. If you have an eye for design and passion for creativity, the role of a graphic designer might be right for you!


To learn more about careers available within the media industry check out Westside Media Project at www.westsideproject.org.

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