February 27, 2017 at 2:17PM
Executive Producer's role: in-house TV
I work for a local PEG cable channel. Which means we are a publicly funded, non-commercial, cable channel that anyone within our city can be a member of, for $25 a year. Members can get trained on equipment for a nominal fee and then are able to use equipment for free to produce content for the channel.
My job is to ensure that people come up with viable plans and follow through on the delivery of their programming. To be honest, we get a lot of wingnuts and folks with low technology skills. I'm trying to figure out a way of framing my role to new producers coming through our doors. I kind of wonder if In-house Executive Producer could be accurate.
Even though we are non-profit, non-commercial, and members use equipment basically for free after nominal start up cost, the resources have extreme value, and I juggle folks planning/lack of, and negotiation of studio space/equipment allotments per show submission. I'm trying to frame my role in a way that meets their (often way overblown) self identity as professionals. Rather than sounding like a babysitter.