What options do I have with my work skills?
September 3, 2007 8:25 AM Subscribe
What transferable skills do production coordinators/line producers have for other industries?
posted by droplet to work & money (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have spent the vast majority of my working life in television, film, and corporate media as a production office coordinator and line producer. Shades of Mary Richards! For people who aren't sure what the work entails, briefly, I rustled up the staff, equipment and paperwork that a TV or film production needed and sometimes, I dealt with budgets (mainly for travel expenses).
The corporate media company where I worked for 7 years fell on hard times and I was let go. When the lay-off came, I was at the firm as a line producer. For the last year and a half, I've been temping as a production operator creating analysts' pitchbooks at various banks. The work is drying up as these sorts of jobs are moving out of the country, and I need a more reliable source of income.
I have decided that when I do go back into TV and film, it will be as a creative, not as a production worker. In the meantime, what sort of job can someone with my type of experience have a good shot at getting? I'd be interested in working in something media-related, but I'd like some idea of my options in other fields. Thanks.