We surveyed 243 executive producers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical executive producer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an executive producer?



Working as an executive producer typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that executive producers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an executive producer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an executive producer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an executive producer?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as an executive producer.


Do executive producers work full-time or part-time?

57% of executive producers work in full-time roles while 43% work part-time.

Is being an executive producer stressful?



Stress is not uncommon amongst executive producers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.