Job Title: Web Producer
Education: BS Computer Science, SUNY at Stonybrook MS in Computer Engineering, University of Rhode Island
Previous Experience: I worked for many years as a software engineer, continued my schooling (graduate school night classes) and kept up with technological developments.
Job Tasks: My organization is in charge of media advertising. Companies hire my organization to provide a convincing, complete, visual and stimulating experience on their website. We excel in graphical as well as technological expertise.
I have a number of employees working for me and I interface with several departments. For instance, the graphical department is responsible for determining the look and feel of the website for the customer. This is based on customer specifications, previous usage, expertise, communication and feedback. The people who work for me are responsible for laying out the final graphics in an efficient manner without compromising the look and adding the functionality behind it.
For instance, if it is a shopping web site, they are responsible for configuring the items and the cart as well as all the forms the user needs to fill. I make sure our schedule, costs and objectives are well communicated to our team as well as our customer. I review work daily and make sure our schedule, costs and objectives are progressing according to plan. Of course, they never do, so I need to re-route certain objectives to find alternatives, update the schedule and any related costs which might arise as a result of our changes or changes requested by the customer.
Each customer is different and I usually "produce" multiple sites at one time. I/my team can manage up to five customers simultaneously, but that is very stressful and should be avoided. Three is a good number.
This job requires keeping up with technology
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best parts of being a web producer is that it's way cool! There are numerous glamor spots such as live music shoots or celebrities which I can travel to as part of overseeing the job. Traveling is also great in going to clients location. It's a nice change to get away from the office.
The downside is that technology develops so rapidly in this field, it's hard to keep up.
1. Keep current in technology by going to school, reading trade journals, playing games/competitions with your friends in development.
2. Stay up-to date, but not necessarily compete with your co-workers. Leverage their knowledge to add to yours.
3. This position is a management position and requires management skills. Either get an MBA or get on track at your company to be trained as a manager.
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